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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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Diabetes Scholar Spotlight: Caitlyn Carr

“Diabetes Helped Me Find My Voice”

Best of luck to Berrie Center patient Caitlyn Carr, 18, who heads to Lafayette College in just a few weeks. Caitlyn is a recipient of the 2019 Diabetes Scholars Award for students living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and she could not be more excited for her journey from Staten Island, New York to Easton, Penn.

Ask the Doctor:

An Insightful Q&A with Dr. Gandica

During a recent program for children with type 1 diabetes (T1D), Berrie Center pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Rachelle Gandica led a game called “Ask the Doctor.” What follows is an edited transcript of an insightful Q&A filled with everything the kids wanted to know about diabetes and were not afraid to ask. 

Q: How close are we to finding a cure?

The 2019 Berrie Center Summer Fun Program:

20 years of fun and friendship

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Summer Fun Program was a huge hit for the 40 Berrie Center patients who had the opportunity to stroll through the gardens at the Horticultural Society of New York; zipline over the Bronx River at the Bronx Zoo Treetop Adventure; fly through the air at iFly; view a gravity-defying exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts; and pose with their favorite...

Thank you to the Lucas Family:

Golf and Good Cheer in Support of the Berrie Center

Not even a rainstorm could keep family and friends of the Lucas family from coming out to golf for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. On a recent afternoon at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck, NY, a dedicated bunch battled the elements to raise more than $22,000 for the Berrie Center.

Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Breakthrough:

Teplizumab Delays Diagnosis in People at High Risk

In study results presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Annual Scientific Sessions and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the immunotherapy drug teplizumab was shown to delay type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis a median of 2 years in children and adults at high risk. This is one of the most promising advances in T1D prevention in years.

Jacqueline Lonier, MD and Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD

Named 2019 Ewig Scholars

Congratulations to Jacqueline Lonier, MD and Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD who were named Ewig Scholars for 2019. The Ewig Clinical Education Fund allows the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) to support and reward a select group of outstanding educators each year. This year the awards were given in honor of Dr. Thomas Jacobs. Dr.

Rudolph Leibel, MD, Wins

2019 Albert Renold Award

Congratulations to Berrie Center Co-Director Rudolph Leibel who received the 2019 Albert Renold Award for outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the development of communities of scientists to enhance diabetes research.