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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.

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Improv and Theatre Games at the Berrie Center with Cynthia Harris

Hats off to Berrie Center patient Cynthia Harris (yes, that Cynthia Harris, from the nineties sitcom Mad About You and the countless other memorable stage, screen and TV roles she has played in a career that has spanned six decades) for leading a group of 10-to-12-year-olds with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in a fun-filled, 60-minute session of improvisation and theatre games.


The Berrie Center Throws a Monster Mash for

19th Annual Halloween Party and Toy Exchange

Frankenstein and his bride attended—and brought vampires, and werewolves and mummies. This year the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s much anticipated Halloween Party was a monster mash—and it was another smash hit for the nearly100 pediatric patients and their families who stopped by for more tricks and treats.


Are there Adjunctive Therapies for T1D?

Weight gain, hypoglycemia, difficulty achieving A1c goals—these are some of the side effects associated with the intensive insulin therapy it takes to manage type 1 diabetes (T1D). That is why questions about new treatments and additional therapies are often asked when people visit the doctor, said Berrie Center adult endocrinologist Jacqueline Lonier, MD.


Paul Heck, 12, Berrie Center Patient

Finishes his First Half Marathon

Under crisp, clear conditions, described as almost perfect for road racing, more than 11,000 runners from 40 countries recently descended on Staten Island for the annual New York Road Runners-sponsored half marathon. One of the participants was Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center patient, 12-year-old Paul Heck, who finished his first half marathon (13.1 miles) in 2:05.19.


Kristen Williams, MD, Addresses NYC School Nurses

Pediatric endocrinologist Kristen Williams, MD, recently answered the call to the Berrie Center from the New York City Department of Education to address a gathering of system-wide school nurses on the general topic of type 1 diabetes (T1D). From the history of the disease to the current delivery systems for insulin, Dr.


October e-newsletter

Click here to read our featured stories:

Ask the Doctor: An Insightful Q&A

Berrie Center Benefactor, Michael Sapraicone: “I’ve Been Lucky In Life"

Top 10 Tips for a Successful School Year by Will Berkley


Emily Casciano CDE, RD:

The William R. Berkley III Pediatric Diabetes Educator

Co-workers and clients alike say that Emily Casciano’s positive attitude and boundless enthusiasm for her job at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center are what make her a great pediatric Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).


The Flickers, Berrie Center Boosters

Raise Funds With a Bike Ride

Thank you to the Flicker family, Russ, Lisa, Molly and Ben who sponsored a bike ride to raise funds for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center where Ben is a patient. Along the beautiful Bronx River Parkway in Westchester County on a sunny, Sunday, September afternoon, the Flickers rallied their fabulous friends and family to raise over $13,000 for the Berrie Center. 


Trials and Tribulations:

The Medtronic MiniMed 670G

Medtronic introduced its MiniMed 670G last year as the first hybrid closed-loop insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor system. It was greeted with cautious optimism by the market—people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who see the 670G as a first step to pumps and sensors working together towards a fully automated insulin delivery system.

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