Could the next thing you read here change your life?

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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Berrie Center Direct

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.


Maxwell Chosed, 7

Excelling at Life with Type 1 Diabetes

Scott and Sabrina Chosed remember the day four years ago at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center when Mary Pat Gallagher, MD, their son’s pediatric endocrinologist, looked at them and said: “He is going to live a completely normal life.”


The Clinical Case Conference:

Solving Diabetes Mysteries

On this particular Tuesday, a group of clinicians and scientists convened to discuss the challenging case of an 18-year-old who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Soon after his diagnosis at an outside hospital, he came to the Berrie Center for a second opinion, and arrived in such a weakened state that he needed a wheel chair to get out of the car and up to the office. 


Melenee Suarez Burns:

When Style Meets the Insulin Pump

A funny thing happened to Melenee Suarez Burns recently as she left her apartment building at 116th Street and 3rd Avenue, in the heart of Spanish Harlem: she met a New York Times camera crew and reporter who happened to be in the neighborhood doing a weekly video feature called...


Preview of the 2013 Summer Fun Program

From a Group Blood Sugar Check to NYC Sightseeing

It’s officially summertime at the Berrie Center and that means it is time for the annual Berrie Summer Fun Program – a weeklong day camp for kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D). 


Clinical Profile: Jaclyn Gee, MS, CCLS

A Conversation with the Berrie Center’s Child Life Specialist

If you have a child who sees a physician at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, chances are you know Jaclyn Gee, our child life specialist.


Diabetes Stem Cell Research Update

Berrie Center Scientists Use Patient-Specific Stem Cells to Correct Deficient Beta Cells

Ten scientists and physicians from the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center recently collaborated with the New York Stem Cell Foundation to generate patient-specific beta cells, or insulin-producing cells, that accurately reflect the features of maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY). 


Clinical Profile: Rachelle Gandica, MD

A Rising Star

She dreamed of becoming an astronaut as a girl growing up in southern New Jersey. Instead, she followed her fascination in science into medicine rather than space—and today (in what was clearly a loss for NASA) Rachelle Gandica, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and a rising star at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. 

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