October, 2014 Edition 
Go to Unite4Wellness.org for Important Dates to Remember:
Oct21 -  Sign up deadline for Challenge Kickoff Event
Oct 25 - Challenge Kickoff Event at Boys & Girls Club
Nov 1 - The Challenge officially begins!!!
Nov 1 - Oregon Diabetes Convention, Salem
Nov 8 - Diabetes Awareness Day at OSU
Nov 14 - World Diabetes Day
Nov 22 - American Diabetes Association Expo at OHSU
Nov 30 - Congratulations!! The Challenge Concludes! 
Dec 4 - Circle on the Court at the Moda Center with Portland Trail Blazers versus Indiana Pacers 

Halloween Haunts Diabetes! 
Halloween is a deliciously spooky holiday, but it can be challenging for those with diabetes. All of the festivities don't have to involve candy, or candy alone! There are may ways to both enjoy some treats in moderation, as well as to help create interesting and imaginative ways to celebrate fall fun in other ways that don't spotlight and prioritize the sugary treats. 

Sweets & Myths about Diabetes
There are many myths and stereotypes out there about diabetes and sugar consumption. In preparation for Halloween's sugar rush, help educate yourself, your family and others with the facts from Healthline about how different types of sugars do, or do not, impact those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes; or, impact them differently.

October is National Popcorn Month! 
Since corn is harvested in early fall, it is no wonder that this month is celebrated as National Popcorn Month!
Popcorn has become a national American staple for decades, from picnics to movies to parties, to almost an every day treat or snack, depending on the many ways in how you dress up or dress down your corn. Popcorn itself, when kept to the bare and basics, can be a healthy, convenient and portable snack for those with diabetes.

Local Support Groups for Diabetes 
Local groups can provide a place for those with diabetes to consult with diabetes experts, and to connect and receive support from others going through similar life experiences.

The Four Factors for Diabetes Management- 
October 14, 
6-7:30 pm, Eastside 

Attend the Eastside Providence support group to hear from a diabetes educator and connect with others. 

Recipe of the Month: 
Caramel Popcorn
Popcorn, nuts, raisins and honey make a low fat sweet treat that's so tasty you'll never want to buy boxed caramel popcorn again.

8 cups popped fat free unsalted popcorn (or 1/3 cup raw kernels air-popped)
1/2 cup chopped raw peanuts or pecans
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp reduced-calorie trans fat free margarine
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon


Nutrition Facts: 
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 100
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 28mg
Carbohydrates: 19g
Fiber: 1 g 
Protein: 2g 


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Are You Up to The Challenge?...
Let's go 30 for 30!

"You maybe have diabetes, but it doesn't have to stop you from doing what you want to do." 
                        ~ Chris Dudley 
Chris Dudley Foundation Live Active, Dream Big Challenge

What do two basketball aficionados, 

two high achieving professionals, two devoted dads, two Chris's, the Portland Trailblazers and the number 30 have in common? 

The 30 for 30 Challenge!


Join our own Chris Dudley, former NBA basketball player and founder of diabetes nonprofit Chris Dudley Foundation and Chris McGowan, Trail Blazers President and Chief Executive Officer as they team together with the Portland Trail Blazers and friends to trounce diabetes in the Pacific Northwest!  Chris & Chris know more than most about the incredible and daily benefits of Living Active and Dreaming Big - they live and dream it every day, both on and off the court. They encourage you to join this local-gone-global campaign to spotlight diabetes during the month of November and to help all of us build a healthier, more active Northwest community. 


As the moving banner challenge travels to different locations around the community for people to sign, excitement and anticipation are building as fans of all ages, with or without diabetes, rally to fight diabetes directly. With prizes and awards to be earned and won for such a worthy cause, there are many opportunities for BIG fun. Sign up online to take the Live Active-Dream BIG Challenge yourself and invest in a life-changing 30 minutes a day for 30 days. 

5 Really Great Reasons to take 

The Challenge: 


30 minutes of physical activity a day, combined with health eating, can promote weight loss and keep diabetes in check.



Empower your community by sharing tips about diabetes



Attend "Circle on the Court" on December 4; get chances to win tickets or even be on the court, high-fiving the Trail Blazers as they battle the Indiana Pacers!



Win fun prizes & awards powered by Fred Meyer



Ambassadors like Chris Dudley, Dominique Wilkins and more demonstrate that regular physical activity makes a world of positive difference when it comes to diabetes.

So what are you waiting for? 

Join The Challenge now!

The Live Active - Dream BIG Challenge KICK OFF
Saturday, October 25 - 

Boys & Girls Club "Blazer Club" 

at 5250 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97211

Learn all you need to know for you and your family to meet The Challenge!

At this exciting open-to-the-public event, register for family fitness clinics and sign the Challenge banner! To register for clinics go to unite4wellness.org by October 21; registrations are first come first serve. 

Clinics will be presented by the Portland Trail Blazers make it better foundation, Chris Dudley Foundation, AC Portland Soccer and more. Special guests to include Dominque Wilkins, Chris Dudley and others who will be sharing personal tips on living active, healthy lives! Sample from healthy cooking demonstrations, family Zumba, and learn 10 minute moves from Randall Children's Hospital-Children's Diabetes & Endocrine Center to help you and your loved ones easily meet The Challenge!

Banner Challenge Sites!
Visit here to find out when & where the Banner Challenge is coming to a site near you! Or contact lisa@chrisdudley.org to schedule a Banner Challenge visit to your location! 
Where Are They Now?...  

Mike Mokriy...

Have you wondered what your favorite counselor does for their day job? Or, perhaps you've lost touch with a CDF pal and would love to know what they're up to. Search no more! You can find out here in the alumni spotlight "Where Are They Now?"... Oh, and please remember to email and let us know what you are up to so we can feature YOU too!


1. How many years did you attend camp and what was the last year that you attended?  

I attended the Chris Dudley Basketball Camp from 1998-2001.


2. What is your favorite camp memory? 

Their are too many memories to pick just one. It's more so the whole process leading up to camp, from traveling to Oregon all the way from Toronto, Canada where my family and I had the opportunity of touring Washington State and Oregon. Chris Dudley Basketball Camp was very special to me because of the people there, from the campers, coaches, and support staff. I'll never forget the friendships built at camp and thanks to social media, I am able to check in with those people from time to time.  


3. Did you learn anything at camp to improve your diabetes care? 

Before training, practice, or a big game, make sure you are prepared. It was always important for me to be in a certain blood glucose range and have carbs close by. The best lesson I learned at camp is don't hide your diabetes - the more people know the more educated everyone will be.


4. Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while attending camp? 

I have a handful of contacts from camp on Facebook such as Big Mike Farrell, Tyler Byrne, Kip Patterson, Chris Yost, Ben Rue, Johnny Brainard, and Charlie Fick. I always looked forward to playing with these guys and catching up with them at camp.


5. Do you have any advice for present or future campers? 

If you are a potential camper, register immediately! The camp created amazing experiences for my family and I, and allowed me to enjoy the game of basketball with fellow diabetics. Even with diabetes, you are still capable of continuing your current lifestyle. Diabetes isn't a crutch by any means, it's just a reminder that keeps you in check by making responsible healthy decisions. 


6. Tell us about yourself since your camper days...did you attend college and where...are you working...are you married...do you have children...anything else you would like to share.

2001 was my final year as a camper, and I was fortunate

enough to have my big brother, Chris attend camp as a counselor. I graduated high school in 2004 and was awarded a baseball scholarship to a 2 year college in South Carolina. I then transferred to Missouri Baptist University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Marketing. Moving back home to Toronto, I began my career in the marketing industry and am now in a direct sales role with Hilti Canada. 

I now call my home in Kingston, Ontario and live there with my girlfriend, Victoria. 

Have a safe & happy Halloween
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