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.

Virtual Summer Fun 2020: Connected Like Never Before

The Berrie Center Summer Fun Program might have been held on Zoom this year, but it was every bit as energizing and uplifting as in years past for the 27 children with diabetes who were in virtual attendance. Perhaps it was even more meaningful than ever before, thanks to the creativity and dedication of the Berrie Center team.

Actually, I Can:

Berrie Center Patient Morgan Panzirer Shares Her Story

Berrie Center patient Morgan Panzirer, 19, is tired of listening to all the misconceptions about type 1 diabetes (T1D). She wants everyone to know she didn’t get T1D at the age of six by eating too much candy, and the insulin pump she wears is not a 3D sticker! Morgan wants to share her truth and wants other people with T1D to feel empowered to do the same.

Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

On June 4, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center presented an informative webinar for people with diabetes and their loved ones about the latest information on staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 & Kids:

Berrie Center doctors respond to commonly asked questions

Is my child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at a higher risk for getting infected with COVID-19? 

No. People with T1D are not immunocompromised. Otherwise healthy children with COVID-19  (including children with T1D) seem to be more mildly affected than adults.   

Is my child at a higher risk for complications if they get COVID-19? 

Please Help the Wonderful Front Desk Staff and Medical Assistants at the Berrie Center

The Berrie Center’s team of essential workers are nothing short of miracle workers. This special team of women and men continue to come to the Berrie Center to make sure you are safe. In this time of uncertainty, they are making sure you have uninterrupted access to your medication and medical equipment, and that you are able to seamlessly connect with your care team. They are true heroes.

Preparing For Your Berrie Center Video Visit: Follow These Essential Steps

During the Coronavirus pandemic Berrie Center office visits are being converted to Video Visits.  Video Visits are a very effective and easy way to meet with your doctor and diabetes educator, and it is a good time to check in and let us help you with your diabetes management.

To schedule a Video Visit, send a message to your doctor through Connect or call our office.

Prescription Refill Requests

Policy Update

Prescription refill requests are filled Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm, please do not make requests outside of these hours.

To request a refill please make sure ALL of the following information is clearly documented in your email to

1) Patient name
2) Patient DOB