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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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Stephen England

Stephen is a Brooks ID runner and Team Type 1 athlete

Stephen England describes himself as an Englishman in New York, a dedicated runner, and one of 3 million in the US who just happens to live with type 1 diabetes. "By the time I was 16, I had such a hard time dealing with everything. It definitely felt like ‘Why me?' But now I'm double that age, and I’m actually proud to have diabetes -- to show people that you can have this condition and do...

Study Explains Decrease in Insulin-Producing Beta Cells in Diabetes

Findings suggest new approach to treatment

New York, NY (September 13, 2012) — Scientists generally think that reduced insulin production by the pancreas, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, is due to the death of the organ’s beta cells. However, a new study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers shows that beta cells do not die but instead revert to a more fundamental, undifferentiated cell type.

Berrie Center Patient Hits His Stride

In 2007, athlete Stephen England, an ultramarathon runner, was watching the New York City Marathon and had a life-changing epiphany. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1994 when he was 14, Stephen had struggled with his diagnosis over the years, never feeling he could compete at the same level that he had pre-diagnosis.