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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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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.

A Strength-based Art Project

Empowers Young Girls at the Berrie Center

And the trophies go to…10, 7 to 11-year-old girls who participated in the inaugural Art Therapy for Girls Group run by Cara Lampron, the Coordinator of the new Therapeutic Arts program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

More Winter Fun

For Berrie Center Teens

One of the best reasons to take a winter recess staycation is the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s Winter Fun program, an annual event that recently welcomed 18 teenagers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for a weeklong whirlwind of empowering activities.

How Closed Loop Systems Are Changing the Game For People with T1D

It was arguably the most significant technology to hit the type 1 diabetes (T1D) management market in 2017—a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system where an algorithm allows the pump to communicate with the sensor and regulate basal insulin automatically. The first of many companies expected to introduce “closed loop systems” is Medtronic with its MiniMed 670G.

Alyssa Kimble, an Elite Skier at 12

In many ways, Alyssa Kimble is a lot like her fellow 7th graders at Highlands Middle School in White Plains, NY. But here are a couple of things that set her apart: She’s a competitive alpine skier who started racing five years ago. And she has type 1 diabetes (T1D).

What Drives Food Intake?

New Research Program Targets the Brain’s Role in Obesity

The following story was written by Beth Hanson for "Connections", a quarterly newsletter published jointly by the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center.  

Berrie Center Teens Connect Through Art

On January 27, 2018, about a dozen enthusiastic teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) gathered at the Berrie Center for an event called “Berrie Connect for High School Students.” They were given a directive—an art directive—to create a silhouette portrait, exploring their inner and outer selves, with a focus on what it’s like being a teen living with T1D.

A Tech Update by Amanda Kirpitch, CDE, MA, RD

Diabetes technology is ever changing making it increasingly simpler for patients to manage their blood sugars. Two areas of huge innovation for people with diabetes are insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. 2017 was packed with major developments.