OHSU event helps prepare young adults with diabetes for life after high school

05/14/13  Portland, Ore.

Movin’ out? Movin’ on? Event designed to provide tools for diabetic 16- to 19-year-olds moving out of their childhood home


Oregon Health & Science University’s Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center is hosting an event for 16- to 19-year-olds with diabetes who are graduating from high school and looking to move out to start college or work.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with peers and gain practical information and advice on how to mange their diabetes during this transitional time. Diabetes experts from the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center will be on hand to answer questions.

Parents are welcome to attend a separate panel discussion.


Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2 to 4 p.m.


Children’s Healing Art Project studio, 1910 SE 11th, Portland, OR 97214


The event is free and includes food, drinks and a T-shirt making activity. RSVP to Kimberly Kraus at krausk@ohsu.edu or 503-494-8788.

About the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at OHSU

The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center was established in 2008 to enhance the lives of those affected by diabetes in the Pacific Northwest through unequalled personal care and education, improved medical provider education, innovative collaborations and advocacy for health and wellness. It is the only academic medical center west of the Rocky Mountains offering comprehensive diabetes care for children and adults at a single location. The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center is made possible by a partnership between Oregon Health & Science University, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state's only public academic health and research university. As one of Oregon's largest employers with more than 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.