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. Both the news the Center puts out through this site, and the frequent media coverage we get based on our important and exciting findings and the authoritative voices that speak for us.
When Cara Hass was a nursing student and working at a community health center in Connecticut, she remembers observing group medical visits for people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). “The patients absolutely loved going,” she recalled.
Congratulations to Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center scientist Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD, who received a Roy and Diana Vagelos Precision Medicine inaugural Pilot Grant—a 2-year, $200,000 award intended to support groundbreaking research relevant to advancing the basic science of precision medicine.
She studies a population of immune system cells called T-cells. They are the cells that go on to destroy the insulin-producing beta cells that lead to the insulin deficiency seen in type 1 diabetes (T1D). But it is how graduate student Rachel Madley studies these T-cells that is interesting.
“I was struggling to figure out my treatment plan,” said Johanna Ohm, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) last year—and she wasn’t sure if the people she was seeing (mainly a Physician Assistant on a college campus where she is an entomologist) were helping.
And the trophies go to…10, 7 to 11-year-old girls who participated in the inaugural Art Therapy for Girls Group run by Cara Lampron, the Coordinator of the new Therapeutic Arts program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.
One of the best reasons to take a winter recess staycation is the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s Winter Fun program, an annual event that recently welcomed 18 teenagers with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for a weeklong whirlwind of empowering activities.