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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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Berrie Center Says Goodbye to 2016

“We are Excited for 2017"

What do the numbers say about being one of the largest multi-disciplinary diabetes centers in the world? In 2016, there were 14,000 patient visits to the Berrie Center and 500 screenings of patient-relatives for antibodies indicating risk for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over 1,150 hours of free educational programs and workshops were offered to patients and their families.


Dr. Domenico Accili Delivers

Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences

Congratulations to Domenico Accili, MD, who presented the Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences, on the subject of “The New Biology of Diabetes”. Dr.


An Evening of Cabaret & Cocktails

And Fundraising for the Berrie Center

Many thanks to the Serota family (Cherie, Daniel and Vivian) for hosting a fun, festive evening of music, food and drink billed as Cabaret & Cocktails—a fundraiser for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.  Together, 75 generous attendees raised $65,000 for the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center and its world-class research and quality, clinical care programs that have come to define the...


Mother and Daughter with T1D:

“An Extra Pair of Eyes”

For Anna Marie Dobler and her daughter Kathleen Caceres, type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a family affair—so much so that they sit in on each other’s doctors’ appointments at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center where they both are patients.


Biologist Awarded Diabetes Research Prize for Studies of Fat Cell

Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed processes that contribute to obesity and diabetes.


Berrie Center Patient has a Passion for Rugby

In pursuit of his passion—the contact sport of rugby—Berrie Center patient Mike Weis, 27, has broken an ankle, ribs and even an eye socket. Still, he said, “of all my scary moments on the field, I’ve never had any dangerous blood sugar episodes—they’ve all been limited to broken bones.


National Diabetes Month:

CUMC Employees with T2D Participate in NIH GRADE Diabetes Trial

For National Diabetes Month, the Berrie Center spotlights a small and committed group of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) employees who are participating in the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) GRADE Study (Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study).


Thank You, Jake Payne, 12

To commemorate November, National Diabetes Month, we want to thank Dobbs Ferry middle schooler, Jake Payne, 12, for organizing and implementing a recent fundraiser for the


Patient with T1D

On Frontline of New and Experimental Classical Music

When she was 17, Elisabeth Halliday decided to be an opera singer. “I’m from a musical family,” said the 32-year-old Berrie Center patient. “I played percussion in high school, and I did a lot of musical theater.

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