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It s an alarming statistic, nearly 26 million people are living with diabetes in the U.S. alone, and that number is rising each year. November is National Diabetes Month, and one week from today is World Diabetes Day. Dr. Anthony Hoovler from Novo Nordisk stops by to tell us about the work they re doing to one day find a cure.

Test your knowledge about diabetes by taking this 10-question multiple choice quiz that only takes 5 minutes. For every quiz that is completed, Novo Nordisk will make a donation to the Diabetes Hands Foundation, which connects people affected and works to raise awareness of the disease. Take the quiz and learn more at www.doyouknowdiabetes.com.

World Diabetes Day is November 14, and these are a few of the events taking place around the Puget Sound:

What: Blood glucose and blood pressure screening through the American Diabetes Association and the ICHS/International District Community Health Services

When: November 6th from 9 am to 12pm

Where: Uwajimaya Seattle 600 5th Avenue South

Fee: Free


What: T3 Workshop Long term committed relationships can be challenging to maintain, as we all know. Having a spouse with T1D can magnify these challenges putting greater stress on the relationship. This workshop will, we hope, begin conversations that will support you and strengthen your relationship with Dr. Lila Vidger, Ph.D. Psychologist

When: November 8th from 6pm to 8pm

Where: Rock Bottom 1333 Fifth Avenue

Who: Spouses/Partners/S.O. of adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Fee: Free


What: Diabetes Education and Nutrition Classes hosted by Pacific Medical Centers Pac Med is hosting numerous diabetes education classes in the month of November. Topics include diabetes nutrition, meal planning, diabetes basics, and living with diabetes.

When: November 8th, 12th, 14th, and 29th

Where: Northgate Clinic 10416 5th Ave NE

Fee: Varies. Please visit http://www.pacificmedicalcenters.org/index.php/diabetes-care/diabetes-education-classes/


What: Global Path to a Cure symposium The Global Path to a Cure Symposium brings together some of the world s most distinguished experts in T1D research and provides an inspiring and interactive forum to explore these advances.

When: November 10th

Where: Microsoft campus, Redmond

Fee: Free RSVP at http://jdrfnorthwest.org/2012/09/7th-annual-t1d-global-path-to-a-cure-symposium/


What: Blues for Blue Blues for the Blue is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can listen to talented local artists, win outstanding prizes, and enjoy connecting with friends over a couple drinks all in support of research for Type One Diabetes

When: November 13th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Highway 99 blues club

Fee: $20 pre sale $30 at the door. http://jdrfevents.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1715


What: Evening program featuring a Guest Chef, Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef.

When: November 13th from 6pm-7pm

Where: The Polyclinic Madison Center 904 7th Ave.

Fee: Free. Please RSVP by calling 206-860-4784


What: Health Screenings (BMI, BP, Fasting lipid panel, glucose, A1c)

When: November 13th from 7:30am to 1:00pm

Where: at The Polyclinic Madison Center 904 7th Ave.

Fee: Free


What: Health Screenings (BMI, BP, Fasting lipid panel, glucose, A1c)

When: November 14th 7:30am-1:00pm

Where: The Polyclinic Northgate campus 1011 Meridian Ave N #200

Fee: Free


What: Antioxidant Screening through the American Diabetes Association

When: November 14th from12pm-4pm

Where: Metropolitan Park East lobby 1730 Minor Ave

Fee: Free


What: Holiday Cooking Class through the American Diabetes Association and PCC

When: November 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: PCC Redmond http://main.diabetes.org/site/Calendar/946903783?view=Detail&id=29581


What: JDRF s 19th annual Gingerbread Village Catch the Holiday Express, six new edible masterpieces of historic train stations at JDRF s Gingerbread Village.

When: November 25th January 1st.

Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel lobby 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA

Please visit http://jdrfnorthwest.org/events/gingerbreadvillage/ for more information.

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