Join us in celebrating Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health and Wellness Week

Taking care of diabetes can be a challenge, but you are not alone. Join OHSU and the rest of the diabetes community in celebrating Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health & Wellness Week.

Founded by the Chris Dudley Foundation and Novo Nordisk, this weeklong event, Nov. 10 – 16, is designed to unite our community in a collaborative effort to bring diabetes to light and change the way diabetes is viewed and treated.

The week’s activities include the 6th annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit, Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Ore.

Presented by the OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center and Novo Nordisk, this year’s summit will have morning sessions devoted to type 1 diabetes and afternoon sessions focused on type 2 diabetes. All of the sessions are designed to provide practical information for individuals and families affected by diabetes. Topics range from new technologies in the care of diabetes to practical advice for coping with diabetes and diabetes management.

The summit is free and all are invited to attend.

In addition to the summit, kids with diabetes can take part in Circle on the Court, the week’s kick-off event, Friday, Nov. 8. Prior to attending a Portland Trailblazer game, participants will have the opportunity to meet former professional athletes, including Chris Dudley and Dominique Wilkins, and learn more about living an active life with diabetes.

Bruce Boston, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

 

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Tamara Hargens-Bradley is Associate Director of Media Relations for Oregon Health & Science University, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. She is the editor of the Healthy Families blog.
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