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OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center hosts free event for those affected by diabetes

Sixth annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit designed to educate, connect, support


Diabetes is rising in prevalence. By the year 2050, one-third of our nation’s population will likely be affected. Moreover, nearly 80 million people in the United States have prediabetes, meaning they have a high risk of developing diabetes, and many people who have the disease are undiagnosed. As one of the premier academic medical centers on the West Coast offering comprehensive diabetes care for children and adults, the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at Oregon Health & Science University is presenting the sixth annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit. Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, the summit is designed to help educate, connect and support those affected by diabetes.

The Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit is part of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Health and Wellness Week, a series of events co-hosted by Novo Nordisk and the Chris Dudley Foundation in recognition of World Diabetes Day. This year’s summit will feature morning sessions devoted to Type 1 diabetes and afternoon sessions focused on Type 2 diabetes. All of the sessions are designed to provide practical information for individuals and families affected by diabetes. Additionally, a Type 2 Spanish language session has been added this year. There is no cost to attend the summit and each attendee will receive a complimentary lunch.


Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Type 1 program: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Type 2 program: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Crowne Plaza Portland, 1441 N.E. Second Ave., Portland, OR 97232


The summit includes lunch with Chris Dudley, a former Trail Blazer and founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation.

Topics include:

  • Myths of Type 1 diabetes
  • Artificial pancreas and other therapies of the future
  • Foot care for Type 1 diabetes
  • Beat the burnout and live fully with Type 1 diabetes
  • Myths of Type 2 diabetes
  • Foot care for Type 2 diabetes
  • Eating healthy for Type 2 diabetes
  • Psychosocial impact of Type 2 diabetes
  • Myths and facts of diabetes in the Hispanic population (in Spanish)

Visit the summit webpage for more information and to register. There is no cost to attend the program, however preregistration is required; there will be no same day registration. Questions? Please call 503 494-1226.

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