Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
To make an appointment with a specialist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
At The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center our program for young patients with type 1 diabetes and adolescent-onset type 2 diabetes, and our insulin pump program, are among the largest in the country. We care for more than 3,000 children with diabetes.
The staff at the Berrie Center use a team-based approach in caring for your child and family and focuses on the overall well-being of our patients. Our team members include pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric nurse educators, nutritionists, a psychologist, social worker, an ophthalmologist, and a child life specialist.
The Berrie Center’s pediatric and adult diabetes programs are housed together, easing patients' transition from pediatric to adult care. Our clinical care and research programs are also in the same center, greatly facilitating translational diabetes research. Our groundbreaking diabetes research programs are internationally recognized, and funded by leading organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the NY Stem Cell Foundation, the New York State Stem Cell Program (NYSTEM), the Brehm Coalition, and the Russell Berrie Foundation.
Special Programs at the Berrie Center
- Halloween at the Berrie Center: Halloween can be a difficult holiday for kids with diabetes. The Berrie Center makes it much more fun by teaching kids and parents how to eat some of the candy (after counting the carbs and taking insulin) and then providing the opportunity to trade in the rest of the candy for a great toy.
- Berrie Center Summer Fun Program: Thirty underserved children with diabetes between ages 8 and 15 are supervised by the Berrie Center staff, older teenaged patients, and summer interns. The group visits landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and events such as a Yankees game. A highlight is the visit to the Berrie Center labs where children get to see first-hand the kind of research that could one day make a difference in their treatment and their lives. And, as much fun as programs like these are, they also help children learn to better manage their diabetes.