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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.

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

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2020 Russell Berrie Foundation Awards in Diabetes Research

This program is designed to support the mentored diabetes-related research activity of outstanding postdoctoral fellows for a period of up to two years.  

COVID-19 & Kids:

Berrie Center Clinicians Answer Back-to-School Questions

Clearly, Covid-19 is on all of our minds.  In the article below, the Berrie Center’s pediatric endocrinologists answer some of the most pressing questions about returning to school and more. Please understand these answers are based on current knowledge of Covid-19 and children.

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?