Classes & Meetup Groups

2017 Adult Class Offerings:

Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center offers adult education classes on diabetes-related topics

Mindfulness Breath by Breath (Begins 2017)

Stress Reduction Drop-in Class

Mindfulness Breath by Breath is an ongoing drop-in class that provides a solid introduction to simple and effective stress reduction methods including various breath and mindfulness practices. Classes include mindfulness instruction, adaptive movement, relaxation practice, and group discussions. 

Due to generous departmental and donor support, classes are being offered free of charge for OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center patients and their caregivers. 

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Type 2 & You Class:

Successful Living with Diabetes

We understand that having diabetes is hard, and that it is a challenge to filter through all of the diabetes "information" that is out there. Whether you have had diabetes for 20 years or more, or having diabetes is brand new to you, this program can help you!

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Prediabetes Class: 

Simple Steps to Reduce Your Risk

It is estimated that 86 million Americans have prediabetes.  Could you be one of them?

A person with prediabetes is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes as well as other medical conditions.  The good news is there are simple steps you can take to reduce your risk.  To learn how to reduce your risk, attend our one session prediabetes course!

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Prevent T2 (Formally the Diabetes Prevention Program)

The Prevent T2 Program is a year-long lifestyle change program in which participants meet in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn how to include healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives in an effort to aid in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

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Meetup Groups

Connecting with others living with diabetes can prevent feelings of isolation and offer opportunities to learn and engage with a community of people with a shared understanding. The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center offers a free monthly meetup group and we also have community-based support groups listed below as well.

OHSU's Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center

Type 1 Diabetes Support Group Details


Community-based Support Groups

Eugene has a parent group for families whose children have Type 1 diabetes. This group meets the 4th Friday of each month.
Contact: Dana Tessler 541-968-0553 dana@mamaimlow.com
  •  Portland Metro Parents of Type 1 Kids/Teens (non-OHSU sponsored)
Monthly Parents and caregivers of type 1 kids.
Contact Heidi Jolson for dates and times.
Holgate Professional Center, 4511 SE Cesar Chavez Boulevard
Contact: Heidi Jolson at 503-200-5551 ext. 118 or therapy@heidijolsonlpc.com
  • Familias En Accion Chronic Disease Support Group (non-OHSU sponsored):
Family and kid friendly support group led in Spanish.
2nd Saturday of every month –1 PM to 3 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Ave
Contact: 503-201-9865
  • IRCO Senior Services Diabetes Support Group East Portland Community Center (non-OHSU sponsored):
Seniors, 60+ with Type 2
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month –1 PM to 2:30 PM
740 SE 106th Avenue 
Contact: Rachel Bowen or Hazel Kaliloa at 503-988-607

Children's Healing Art Project

Join us! Your child can participate in making art every Wednesday from 10 AM-2 PM at the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center with the Children's Healing Art Project! Children’s Healing Arts Project’s in-hospital programs feature a variety of art projects designed to spark each child’s imagination.