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

11/04/13  Portland, Ore.

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


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.

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.