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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.

Click on the links below to see what’s happening at the Berrie Center.


Diabetes Alert Day:

Important Information about Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

March 25, 2014 was Diabetes Alert Day, an important day for the estimated 79 million people (one in three American adults) who have pre-diabetes.


Meet the Medical Assistants

“We are the artery between diabetes team and patients.”

How many medical assistants does it take to care for the patients at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center? Here’s a hint: More than 80 children and adults are seen each day at the Berrie Center and many, many more call on the phone.


Hesham Osman, Administrator and CFO:

“I Am Happy to be Part of This Organization”

Hesham Osman, 59, the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center’s talented Administrator and Chief Financial Officer was born and raised in Cairo and earned a business degree and then a master’s degree in accounting from Cairo University. In September of 1983, Hesham immigrated to America with his wife, a dentist, and their 4 young children.


A Long Distance Relationship With Your Doctor?

“For Me, "Even Coming to the Berrie Center from China, Was a No-Brainer”

How far would you travel to see an endocrinologist—especially one you already adored? For Doug Kanter, a photojournalist, software designer and a patient of the Berrie Center’s Co-Director, Dr.


2014 Diabetes Research Panel:

Update on Research at the Berrie Center

The Diabetes Research Panel showcased the extraordinary research program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, encompassing scientists and clinicians from more than a dozen departments at Columbia University who are collaborating on cutting-edge projects ultimately aimed at an eventual cure for diabetes. Many thanks to Mary Elizabeth Bunzel, Paul B.

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