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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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Berrie Center Teens Enjoy Winter Fun

Joyful, inspiring, lively, purposeful – these were words used to describe last week’s Winter Fun Program, an annual event at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center (held over winter recess) where teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) come together for four days of empowering activities and experiences that this year included indoor rock climbing in Manhattan and ice skating at Flushing Meadows. 

Emma DePaola:

Singing With the Swinging 'Gates

For Emma DePaola, 19, a sophomore at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, singing has been a constant in her life since she was 5 and growing up in Westchester County. In addition to bringing her great joy, it has been a perfect antidote to another constant in Emma’s life—her type 1 diabetes (T1D) which she developed when she was 11-years-old.

Balance, Yoga and Barre:

“It’s Almost like having an Advantage"

Balance. Yoga. Barre—three words that Lauren Castille, a Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center patient lives by.  Entrepreneurial at 29, Lauren is co-owner of a small fitness studio near Penn Station in Manhattan called Balance.Yoga.Barre (BYB). There, you can find a roster of classes in Pilates, Yoga and the Barre method without having to pay health club prices.  

From Dinner Parties to Toy Drives

A Banner Year for Fundraisers at the Berrie Center

From dinner parties and bike races to toy drives and bake sales—2018 was a banner year for patient-driven fundraisers large and small at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. “The generosity of the Berrie Center community inspires us and we are deeply appreciative,” said Co-Director Robin Goland, MD, the J. Merrill Eastman Professor of Clinical Diabetes at Columbia.

Kyle Murray and CHALK:

Choosing Healthy and Active Lifestyles for Kids

Berrie Center patient Kyle Murray, who has a Master’s degree in nutrition and food science, has been managing his diabetes since he was 12 and growing up in the northern suburbs of New Jersey.

The Berrie Center Year in Review

Happy New Year and thank you to all whose support helped make 2018 a year of significant clinical innovation, multiple awards, and promising breakthroughs in our labs. As we look forward to the future, did you know that in the past year we:

Teens With T1D and the Holidays

Exploring the Relationship Between Food and Blood Sugar

They came (about a dozen teens with type 1 diabetes) they saw (a handful of healthy ingredients before them) and they conquered—the making of two different easy-to-prepare holiday appetizers, one sweet, one savory.