Chris Dudley was a diabetes trailblazer long before actually playing professional basketball for the Portland Trailblazers. Being a teenager with type 1 diabetes is hard enough, but becoming a professional basketball player without anybody else to lead the way was even harder. Chris accomplished this and more. What he did as a professional athlete was astounding but how he continues to contribute in the area of diabetes awareness and education is truly inspirational.
In this episode, Chris tells us about how he has used the Chris Dudley Foundation to raise diabetes awareness and to educate the community about succeeding and living well with diabetes. It was touching to hear Chris tell us why diabetes has helped him to lead a fuller and better life.
He also talks about Pacific Northwest Diabetes Week, an annual event co-hosted by The Chris Dudley Foundation, Portland Trailblazers, Novo Nordisk and several other community partners. The event kicks off on Sunday Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR with a free sports clinics for kids to learn from the Portland Trailblazers, NBA stars like Dominque Wilkins and the Portland Timbers. The event will also offer free health screenings and plenty of live entertainment.
Thanks for sharing your inspirational message Chris!
Photo: Courtesy of The Chris Dudley Foundation