December, 2014 Edition 
Circle on the Court
December 4
Portland Trail Blazers 
vs. Indiana Pacers
Moda Center, Portland
Evening Schedule: 
*5-6:30 pm Chalk Talk,      Georgia-Pacific Room
*7 p.m. Game Time! Go    Blazers!
*Half-Time fun on Center  Court

Christmas & Diabetes
30 for 30 may be officially over, but managing diabetes around the holidays - even from the UK perspective - still comes down to living active!

Can Elves have Diabetes?
A family's incredibly sweet and poignant questions and answers from a few Christmas's ago will steal your heart.

The 12 Grains of Christmas? 
Yes, really! 
Rewriting the 200 year old song takes a little work, but this newer, educational and just-as-easy-and-long-to-sing version integrates some very healthy and helpful tips for those with or staving off diabetes!

Christmas, A Chihuahua, A Little Girl & Diabetes
A Now Holiday Classic
Read this inspirational and miraculous story of survival, love, dreams come true, companionship, diabetes management, and fulfillment of an ultimate Christmas wish.

Gingerbread Village
Seattle thru January 5
This 22nd annual FREE tradition at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel blends an outrageous culinary concoction of gingerbread construction with donations that benefit diabetes. 

Coping with the Holidays
The holidays in general can be hard for those experiencing life stressors, with diabetes whether type 1 or type 2 being one of them! Feelings of depression, anxiety, isolation or pressure can arise unexpectedly. Be prepared by battling away any blues and having strategies put in place in advance for dealing positively with whatever comes your way

Recipe of the Month: 
Gingerbread Cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup 50% to 70% vegetable oil spread
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 ground cloves
1/4 cup full-flavor molasses
1/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour


Nutritional Facts Per Serving: 
Serving per recipe:36
Per Serving: 
73 cal.
2 g total fat (1 g sat.fat)
3 mg chol.
73 mg sodium
12 g carb.
1 g pro. 

Diabetic Exchanges: 
Other Carb (d.e) 1


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Circle on the Court - December 4 

Join Chris Dudley, the Chris Dudley Foundation, and many others friends and supporters, including the Portland Trail Blazers' make it better Foundation, Moda Health and Novo Nordisk, as the Portland Trail Blazers take on the Indiana Pacers while we celebrate the conclusion of the 30 for 30 Live Active, Dream BIG Challenge!


The first 100 people will receive a special "Challenge" tee shirt!


Starting with the pre-game Chalk Talk, celebrity athletes and special guests Terry Porter and Jerome Kersey will join Chris Dudley at a pre-game reception to talk about the importance of continuing to battle diabetes as a Pacific Northwest community, the many positives that have come out of this year's PNDW, as well as taking a look at the challenges that lie ahead. 


During half time, we will unite in a lively and engaging display of solidarity, education and awareness to show thousands of spectators that Living Active and Dreaming BIG is an effective way to defeat diabetes; an important prevention tool; and a fun way to embrace and empower everyone to cultivate a healthier outlook on everyday life. We will celebrate, motivate and challenge our entire community to join us in rallying around this cause, and to recognize those already going to extra efforts. We hope to see YOU there too!


Learn More to Live Active & Healthy:
Diabetes Signs
Diabetes Risk Factors
Exercise Tips
Healthy Eating


Chris Dudley Foundation Live Active, Dream Big Challenge
Click on the video to learn more! 


We have officially completed the 30 for 30 Live Active, Dream BIG Challenge for 2014!

Thank you to all of our wonderful participants who lived active, who dared to dream BIG and who successfully boosted their health and fitness levels during the month of November!


Where Are They Now?...  

Chris Brown

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 camp for 14 years total6 years as a camper and 8 years on staff (Maki's assistant, dietary aide and counselor).


2. What is your favorite camp memory? 

This is a hard question because each year there are so many great memories. There is Big Mike and Mitch dueling it out for the splash contest; my year of doing a Cartman impression; seeing Chris and Terry Porter play in the championship game; Ben Rue; Cale Zimmerman and I chasing away raccoons from the health house the night before camp; so many decisions... but I would have to say my favorite is making the Dudley Force video. The previous year we got a little carried away with the video, so we decided to knock out the video before all the campers and coaches got there. It was a lot of improv and off the top of our heads that turned into something really fun to make. I'll still bring it up on YouTube and just smile and laugh to this day. 


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

"Test, don't guess" is something I carry with me to this day. Sometimes I'll feel like I have a high blood sugar, when in actuality it will be in my target range or lower. Also having a scheduled eating time each day makes it easier to manage your blood sugar levels when you start having a daily routine. If you know the amounts of carbs at what time, then it's easier for your doctor to help you with your insulin dosage.


4. Do you stay in contact with anyone you met while

 attending camp? 

I do stay in contact with some of my Dudley family, but not as much as I would like to. I'll go to Ben Rue's shows to support him, I'll call or text Grady and Christian, and I'll get the occasional text from Jenna checking in. The last couple years I've been busy with life, but plan to start staying in touch with more of my friends from camp.


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

Cherish the time you are at camp, stay in touch with your camp friends, coaches and counselors. I know for me, when ever someone from camp calls, texts or e-mails me, it always seems to make my day better and put a smile on my face.


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

Since the days I was a camper, I attended the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR from 2005-2009. I got my Bachelor of Science in Geomatics (or commonly known as land surveying). During the summers while at school, when I wasn't having the best week of the year at Dudley Camp, I was working for the City of Portland in the land survey section of the transportation department. Once I graduated, I was offered a full time position as a surveyor with the City of Portland, which is where I'm currently working today. I am currently pursuing my Professional Land Surveyor license, which would open up a lot of opportunities for my career. I recently celebrated my one year anniversary with my wife, Kelsie, and it has been amazing. Spending your life with your best friend is very special, and it was worth waiting for the right person. I'm still attending Oregon Duck football games, Portland Trailblazer basketball games, Portland Timbers soccer games, etc., so if anyone is in the Portland area or down south for a football game, get in touch with me, I will always make time for my Dudley family. 


Merry Christmas!  
Chris Dudley Head shot PT   

Chris Dudley and  
Chris Dudley Foundation