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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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Scientists at Berrie Center and NYSCF

Create Patient Specific Neurons that Regulate Appetite

Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control.


A Diabetes Supply Case

Inspires a Book of Photography

In what do you carry your diabetes supplies? Lisette Ranga, a patient at the Berrie Center and the Technology Awareness Manager at company in New York, found a case that became such an integral part of her life, she gave it its own name—“Moxylash”.


Artist, Rachel Feinstein

Combines Fashion with Fundraising for the Berrie Center

For the February 13 opening of a new flagship store on Madison Avenue, Italian fashion house, Fendi, collaborated with five of New York’s most iconic women (artist, Rachel Feinstein; musician, Rihanna; actor, Sarah Jessica Parker; supermodel, Jourdan Dunn; and blogger Leandra Medine), on a unique charity project that combines fashion and philanthropy....


Music and Diabetes Management

Both Works in Progress for Lisa Parrott

Lisa Parrott realized (during the middle of this interview) that it was the first time she was speaking publically about both her music and her type 1 diabetes. “It’s never come up before, although I’m not sure why not” said Lisa Parrott, a patient of Dr.


Charles LeDuc, PhD, Research Profile

A Scientist of “Enviable Calibre”

“I am totally convinced that obesity will be solved in my lifetime,” said Charles LeDuc, PhD, 47, associate research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center, one recent afternoon in a telephone interview from his office at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.  “And looking back in 50 or so years, diabetes will be a very rare thing.” 


Social Worker Alissa Friedlander, LMSW, Clinical Profile:

Helping Patients and their Families

No two days have yet to be the same for Alissa Friedlander, LMSW, the new social worker at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.  Alissa, a native New Yorker and recent graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, spends a great deal of time with people who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, often...

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