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        November, 2012 Edition 
CDF Camper Sam Holcomb goes "batty" ?!
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Well, not exactly! CDF Camper Sam

Holcomb was one of the lucky signers of the baseball bat used in the "Wall-Cracking"

Ceremony to celebrate

the recent commencement of the construction for the Washington Nationals

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Diabetes Care Complex, scheduled to open in

Spring 2013.

Way to go Sam!





Giving Thanks  
T1d writer and blogger Kerri Sparling finds ways to give thanks for the unique idiosyncrasies of living with t1d.

National Adoption 
Day -
November 17 
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A t1d mom cherishes the blessing that adoption has brought her family and shares on motherhood, her spirituality, diabetes and adoption.

Football Player 
Will Pericak & the Diabetes Curveball
Despite what he refers to as the "curveball" of diabetes, t1d football player Will Pericack, diagnosed in high school at age 15, is an inspiration and well on his way to his future goal of playing for the NFL.

California's T1D on the Rise
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The increase in cases raises some questions about the true cause(s) and origins of t1d diabetes.

The Ultimate Ultra Cross Country Run
T1d athlete and ultra runner Doug Masiuk, originally diagnosed at age 3, will be the first t1d runner to have run across the entire United States, finishing up sometimes this month. Learn more about Doug and his journey.

Recipe of the Month 
14 Minute Turkey Chili 
Nutritional Information:
Amount Per serving:
Calories: 293
Protein: 33 g 
Sodium: 569 mg
Cholesterol: 63 mg
Total Fat: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Exchanges: 2 Starch, 4 Very Lean Meat
Serving Size: 1 Cup
1 pound ground turkey
1 (15oz.) can kidney or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can low-fat, low sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained (flavored with chilies if you can find it)
1 (6oz.) can tomato paste
1 tbps chili powder
1/8 tps cinnamon
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1. In large non-sick saucepan, brown the ground turkey until it is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat. 
2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. 
3. Enjoy! 

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Health & Wellness Week is 
November 10 - 17! 
The week kicks off with Circle on the Court
November 10 at the Rose Garden Arena, 
home of the Portland Trail Blazers!

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Circle on the Court is a FREE health and wellness event hosted by Chris Dudley Foundation, Novo Nordisk, Regence, make it better, KGW NewsChannel 8, and Avamere.


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  • Screenings
    • blood pressure
    • blood glucose
    • cholesterol
    • BMI
    • foot checks
    • eye checks (for those who have diabetes)
  • Education
    • Men's Health Clinic
    • Educational clinics
    • Health care provider consults (Spanish speaking consults also available)
    • Insurance resources for those under/non-insured
    • Community resources
Interactive Exhibits
  • Regence Presents:
    • Healthy Cooking Demos
    • Regence Healthy Edge & Free Fades - all day
      • blood pressure check
      • free haircuts from Champions Barbershop
  • Fitness demos

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November 11 - 17 

This week is filled with events and activities designed to raise awareness about diabetes health and wellness. 


Events are happening all around Oregon: Portland, Hillsboro, Hood River, Milwaukie, Eugene just to name a few! Learn more locations & events


Tuesday, Nov 13 -  

Diabetes Health Fair

Who: Everyone - Free to the public

What: Diabetes Health Fair 

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: The Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, WA


Join us as our diabetes educators will answer questions, give information and Chris Dudley will be on hand to sign autographs and talk about diabetes from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. More info


Wednesday, Nov 14 - 

Get In The Game

Who: Space is Limited! Must Register for FREE 

What: Learn from the greats about how to manage your diabetes as an athlete! 

When: 6:30pm to 8pm

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, Portland, OR


Meet Kendall Simmons, two-time Super Bowl champ and Chris Dudley, former Blazer and founder of the Chris Dudley Foundation!  Join us for a FREE interactive workshop and tips from the pros on managing your diabetes as an athlete. More info



Friday, Nov 16 -

Living Well Diabetes Expo.

Who: Come one, Come All 

What: Free event featuring:

  • Screenings
  • Healthy snacks 
  • Educational booths  
  • @ noon there will be an inspirational talk by Kendal Simmons, Pittsburg Steelers Guard and a type 1 diabetic

When: 11 am - 2 pm

Where: Adventist Medical Center Atrium & Amphitheater,  Portland, OR


As part of Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week, Adventist Medical Center will be hosting a LivingWell Diabetes Expo. A number of organizations will be there to share in on the latest in diabetes care! 


NOTE: Space is limited; reservations are recommended at 503-256-4000. More info


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5th Annual Pacific Northwest Diabetes Summit

Who: A free event for anyone touched by or interested in diabetes - registration is required

What: This summit is a daylong event aimed at educating and supporting anyone affected by diabetes.

When: 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, Portland, OR


Our team of clinicians, researchers, physicians, educators and administrative staff have teamed together to design an outstanding program, where there will be adult educational seminars along with breakout sessions providing up to date information and ideas for diabetes management. More info


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Happy Thanksgiving, 
Chris Dudley 
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