Classes and Support Groups

Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center offers adult educational classes focused on diabetes. Each link below is a class or group offering with a description, schedule, along with cost and insurance coverage details (several classes and groups are offered free of charge).

*Please note: All classes and groups below are canceled through April 2020, due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 with the exception of the Diabetes Prevention Program, which will be held virtually.

We understand that diabetes is challenging at best and it's difficult to filter through all of the diabetes information that is out there. Whether you have had diabetes for 20 years or are newly diagnosed, this program can help you.

Location & schedule details: 

Portland 

Beaverton 

Orenco Station 

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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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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Living with a chronic disease often involves navigating through challenges. Those challenges are better faced with people who understand.  Our Young Adult Meetup offers the opportunity to both learn and share resources. 

Our meetup is free and open to all (patients and non-patients) living with diabetes on a quarterly basis, ages 18-25 years old.

Meetup details

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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The Young Adult Clinic (YAC) is intended to transition young adults from pediatric to adult care. This clinic is designed for new or existing clinic patients, ages 18-25.

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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 have community-based support groups listed below as well.

Support group details

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.

Support group details

*These groups are non-OHSU sponsored.

Eugene Type 1 Parent Support Group

A parent group for families whose children have type 1 diabetes located in Eugene, Oregon.

Contact: Dana Tessler at 541-968-0553

Email: dana@mamaimlow.com

T1 Dynamite-Southern Oregon

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 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, movement, relaxation practice and group discussions.

Class details (classes offered at multiple OHSU locations)

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-clinic 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.