Classes and Support Groups

Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center offers adult education 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: A class marked with ***asterisk will be offered virtually in 2021 and is in the process of being scheduled.  Please check back frequently for details (updated: 5/5/21).

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.

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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 also have community-based support groups listed below as well.

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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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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.

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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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Hope-Mongering: Gales Creek Camp Foundation for Children with Diabetes
T1D virtual sessions for camper parents/caregivers seeking connection, communication, and collaboration.

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. 

*These community-based groups are not sponsored by OHSU.

Mindfulness Breath by Breath is an free online resource that provides a solid introduction to simple and effective stress reduction methods including various breath and mindfulness practices. Sessions include mindfulness instruction, movement, and relaxation practice.

Mindfulness Breath by Breath (Free online sessions available – see link)

*The in-clinic CHAP program has been paused until further notice.

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.