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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.


Lena Collado-Gomez:

Making the Office Run Smoothly

Most people know her as Lena, the upbeat and über-competent office manager, one of the first of the friendly faces that you see at the front desk of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. Her full name is Rafalina Collado-Gomez—she was named for her father Rafael and ended up marrying a man named Rafael, whose father was also a Rafael—but she is a one-of-a-kind.


“She Personifies Patience”

Ericka Arrecis, RD, CDE, Berrie Center Diabetes Educator

Her co-workers admire her sincere and gentle manner, the calming effect she has on immigrants with newly diagnosed diabetes, her understanding of children with type 1 diabetes.


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.

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