Classes & Support Groups

Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center offers adult educational classes focused on diabetes-related topics for 2018.

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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National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long lifestyle change program. Participants meet in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn how to include healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives. The goal is to achieve modest weight loss to help prevent type 2 diabetes. 

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Cooking Demo

Where Healthy Meets Delicious

Come to the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center and learn how to add new foods and spices to simple recipes while improving your cooking skills and staying on a budget! Each class includes a recipe demonstration, taste tests and take-home recipes. Classes are free, no registration required.

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Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

Connecting with other people living with diabetes offers 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.

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Community-based Diabetes Support Groups:

*These groups are non-OHSU sponsored.

  • Familias En Accion Chronic Disease Support Group:
Family and kid-friendly support group led in Spanish.
2nd Saturday of every month 1 - 3 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th Ave
Contact: 503-201-9865
  • IRCO Diabetes Support Group:
Seniors 60+ living with type 2 diabetes.
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month 1 - 2:30 PM
East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave
Contact: Rachel Bowen or Hazel Kaliloa at 503-988-6073
A parent group for families whose children have type 1 diabetes located in Eugene, Oregon.
Contact: Dana Tessler 541-968-0553 Email:

Support group for children and young adults (age 25 and under) and their families who have type 1 diabetes. Meetings are focused on activities where kids are active and moving while providing parents an opportunity to connect with one another.


Mindfulness Breath by Breath

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.

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Chap — Children's Healing Art Project

Children's Healing Art Project

Your child can participate in making art 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. Next time you schedule your child's appointment ask when CHAP is visiting our center.