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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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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.

Berrie Center Patient Wins

Diabetes-Related College Scholarships

Congratulations Berrie Center patient and National Merit Scholar Ken Stier, 18, who won two additional diabetes-related scholarships and will be attending Yale University in the fall. Ken, who is also a celiac patient, earned an award from the Diabetes Scholars Foundation called the Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship.

The WISDM Trial for Adults with T1D 60 and Over

“It’s been just great,” said Jim Lurie, a New York City attorney and a patient at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, about his participation in the WISDM (Wireless innovation for Seniors with Diabetes Mellitus) clinical trial. As part of the study, Jim, 66, is wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for the first time since he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) two years ago.