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There’s news. And then there’s news. The news that comes out of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center can change lives. For people with diabetes and those who care for them, and about them. So it makes sense to stay on top of all the latest — with both Berrie Center Direct news and In the Headlines, the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.

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There’s always something going on here at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Promising research. Special events. Success stories from our patients and their families. Stop by often to see the latest.

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The Flickers, Berrie Center Boosters

Raise Funds With a Bike Ride

Thank you to the Flicker family, Russ, Lisa, Molly and Ben who sponsored a bike ride to raise funds for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center where Ben is a patient. Along the beautiful Bronx River Parkway in Westchester County on a sunny, Sunday, September afternoon, the Flickers rallied their fabulous friends and family to raise over $13,000 for the Berrie Center. 

Trials and Tribulations:

The Medtronic MiniMed 670G

Medtronic introduced its MiniMed 670G last year as the first hybrid closed-loop insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor system. It was greeted with cautious optimism by the market—people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who see the 670G as a first step to pumps and sensors working together towards a fully automated insulin delivery system.

Berrie Center Benefactor Michael Sapraicone

“I’ve Been Lucky in Life”

Meet Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, patient and benefactor, Michael D. Sapraicone. Once, after watching children play with the toys in the waiting room, he sent over iPads in hopes of improving the experience. Next came the iWatches, when he learned how people wearing Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) could track their glucose levels on the small device.

Ask the Doctor:

An Insightful Q&A

During a recent program for children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Berrie Center pediatric endocrinologists, Drs. Rachelle Gandica and Natasha Leibel led a session called “Ask the Doctor.” What follows is an edited transcript of an insightful Q&A filled with everything the kids wanted to know about diabetes and weren’t afraid to ask.

A Gymnast at 11

“The Sky’s the Limit”

D’Jordyn Mobley an 11-year-old Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center patient, is a natural born gymnast. “When we walked to the store, she would literally flip down the street,” said her mother, Charlié Buckner, who put D’Jordyn in a gymnastics program when she was 8 years old. By the time she was 10, she was the 2017 New York State Champion in her age group for tumbling and trampoline.

Back to School with Diabetes

For parents of children with diabetes, getting ready for a new school year includes a lot more than buying new clothes, backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. It means buying diabetes supplies to keep at school and most importantly, preparing school staff to help your children stay safe at school and at school-sponsored activities.

Austrian Medical Student Interns at Berrie Center

“It’s been awesome,” said medical student Antonia Kietaibl, 24, about her month-long internship at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Antonia who is in her 5th-year (out of 6) at the Medical University of Vienna, had a chance to shadow the Berrie Center’s endocrinologists, which she hopes to become one day.