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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 Caregiver’s Workshop:

A Diabetes Skills Class for Friends and Family of Berrie Center Patients

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to babysit for your young grandchild (or niece, nephew, friend or even neighbor) with type 1 diabetes? It may sound more daunting than it actually is, and the Berrie Center is here to help you get ready for your first time as the caregiver for our patients with type 1 diabetes.

Halloween is Coming:

Here are Some Candy-Coated Tips

If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, watching him or her eat candy on Halloween may be the scariest part of the holiday. But Halloween doesn’t have to be frightening, according to Kira Almeida, MS, RD, nutritionist and diabetes educator at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

A Message of Hope

Regina Whalen’s Family & Friends Keep Her Spirit Alive

Every summer, for the past 4 years, Regina Whalen’s loving family and friends fill the Showplace Bowling Alley on Staten Island for the annual “Strike A Pin Bowl-a-Thon,” an event in her memory that raises funds for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

Adolescent Type 2 Diabetes:

A High Risk Condition for Early Cardiovascular Disease

Two decades ago, type 2 diabetes was unheard of in young people. With type 2 diabetes increasingly being diagnosed, not just in adults, but also in adolescents and young adults, the concern is growing that the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, such as heart attack and stroke, will soon no longer be limited to adults.

Salzburg and Armenian Diabetes Seminars:

Berrie Center Doctors Teach Colleagues from Around the World

It was an incredible opportunity for all who participated, both the students and the teachers, said Robin Goland, MD, Co-Director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and the J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Clinical Diabetes at Columbia University. Dr.

Back to School With Type 1 Diabetes:

Five Tips That Will Make Life Easier

Mary Pat Gallagher, MD, a Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center pediatric endocrinologist, knows how difficult the transition back to school can be for children with diabetes and their parents. Here are her five practical tips that might make the school year easier for all involved.  

Marisa Paolillo

Using Art Therapy to Help Teach Kids About T1D

For a final project last year in a course on Child Art Development, 22-year-old Marisa Paolillo, a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, was assigned to write a book for kids.