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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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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.

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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.

Would you Benefit from THRIVE?

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center launched a 4-month pilot program called THRIVE for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who are struggling to meet their A1C goals. If you think you might benefit from more frequent contact with your care team and, at the same time, get support from other people with type 2 diabetes (T2D)—this program is for you.

Participating in a Unique Clinical Trial

“I was struggling to figure out my treatment plan,” said Johanna Ohm, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) last year—and she wasn’t sure if the people she was seeing (mainly a Physician Assistant on a college campus where she is an entomologist) were helping. There was a three-month wait for Johanna to see a local endocrinologist.