Could the next thing you read here change your life?

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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Berrie Center Direct

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.

Click on the links below to see what’s happening at the Berrie Center.

Will Berkley’s Top Tips to Beat the Heat

After a long cold winter in the east, Spring is finally here! With the warmer weather come many more outdoor activities.  If you are anything like me, you are probably much more active during these months. Here are some of my tips to help manage your diabetes better while enjoying the outdoors.

Berrie Center Kids Connect with Slime:

A Sensory Therapeutic Experience

One part water, one part glue, one part liquid starch, add a little food coloring and presto, you have just created super gooey slime—a substance that is both icky and sticky yet fun and familiar especially if you’re a child. 

A Toy Story

Thank you to Jenna Fox, 13, Cara Curtin, 14 and Gianna Eglauf, 13 who recently came to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center bearing bags and bags of puzzles, bug catchers, Playdoh and lots of other goodies. 

Zaphiria Rotos

Dancing With a Star

Twelve-year-old Zaphiria Rotos, is a proud 7thgrader at Commack Middle School in Commack, NY. She is a high honor roll student, as well as an accomplished dancer.  Zaphiria, a patient at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, is a motivated, committed, competitive dancer, who practices five days a week at North East Dance Academy in Commack.

Cara Hass, Family Nurse Practioner

“Caring and Competent”

When Cara Hass was a nursing student and working at a community health center in Connecticut, she remembers observing group medical visits for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). “The patients absolutely loved going,” she recalled.

Berrie Center Scientists Receive

Vagelos Precision Medicine Pilot Grant

Congratulations to Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center scientist Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD, who received a Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine inaugural Pilot Grant—a 2-year, $200,000 award intended to support groundbreaking research relevant to advancing the basic science of precision medicine.

A Graduate Student at the Berrie Center

Studies T-cells and Type 1 Diabetes

She studies a population of immune system cells called T-cells. They are the cells that go on to destroy the insulin-producing beta cells that lead to the insulin deficiency seen in type 1 diabetes (T1D). But it is how graduate student Rachel Madley studies these T-cells that is interesting.

April e-newsletter


Click here to read our featured stories:

More Winter Fun For Berrie Center Teens

Participating in a Unique Clinical Trial 

A Strength-based Art Project Empowers Young Girls

Would You Benefit from Thrive?

Save the Date for the Annual Diabetes Research Panel

Berrie Center Billing and Office Policies

   In order to adhere to nationally recognized diabetes practice standards, the Berrie Center has updated its billing and office procedures.  

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment so you can go through the lab before you see your doctor.