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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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New Type 1 Diabetes Study at the Berrie Center:

Drug Trial for Overweight Teens with T1D

A study of an oral medication at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center will bring much needed new information to help treat the effects of a problem that clinicians caring for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are increasingly recognizing. Patients with T1D, particularly teenagers, are becoming overweight or obese and this can be a big problem for diabetes management.

Diabetes in Schools:

Working to Help Students with Type 1 Succeed in School

Since managing type 1 diabetes is a full-time endeavor, the safety of schoolchildren with T1D is always an issue for parents and schools. In New York City, there are a growing number of kids with T1D in public schools—where school nurses usually have the responsibility of caring for children with special medical needs.

Cantor Jenny Izenstark’s Story

“Man Plans, God Laughs”

There is a line in the Talmud, the ancient book of Hebrew wisdom, that applies to all of us, said Cantor Jenny Izenstark of New York City—herself especially. “Have you heard the saying, man plans and God laughs?” asked the Cantor. “To me it means you just have to roll with it.

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Welcomes a New Director of Development

Please welcome Jamie Gutter to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center as our new Director of Development. Jamie will be devoting her full-time efforts to fundraising for the Berrie Center in the position most recently held by Troy Finn.

Type 1 Diabetes and Child Neglect:

Berrie Center Clinicians Talk to Juvenile Rights Lawyers in Brooklyn

Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes is stressful under the best of conditions. The parents and caregivers must give insulin by injection to the child multiple times a day, for all meals and snacks, to correct a high blood sugar—so it is a 24/7 job to monitor and manage.

A Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

Connects a Child To Her Rich Family History

Since her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in 2010, Amelia Curley, age 12, has discovered the many silver linings of her life with diabetes. “I’m smarter with food choices, I’m better at math and it’s easier to go to the doctor,” said the upbeat 7th grader from Nyack, New York, who receives her care at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

A Message for Travelers With Insulin Pumps:

Call “TSA CARES” For Help

We have Karen Anderson Hoffman, a Brooklyn mother of two and a patient at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, to thank for this good news (to some degree) story about traveling with an insulin pump—especially if you’re planning to fly over the holiday season.