Prevent Diabetes Workgroup

The Prevent Diabetes workgroup was formed in 2013 to actively implement best practices that are known to work in communities statewide to stop the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes.

Together We Can Stop Diabetes

Prevent Diabetes Tip of the Month!

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Diabetes Strategic Priority #1

Actively implement best practices that are known to work in communities statewide to stop the progression of pre-diabetes to diabetes.

Objective 1: develop a pre-diabetes training infrastructure for all members of the healthcare team.
The workgroup has developed a prediabetes fact sheet for providers (Prediabetes Fact Sheet) that includes diagnostic coding information.  Scroll down for downloadable document.

Other workgroup activities includes community education about prediabetes at professional conferences and medical assistant trainings.

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1. Increase provider awareness of the risk factors that contribute to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, with a focus on Gestational Diabetes, with fact sheet, checklist, or other materials. Goal is completion of a fact sheet to distribute to providers by the end of the year.

Audience includes OB/Gyns, family practice providers including physicians, family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives. The goal is to distribute factsheet to 25-30 providers in New Mexico.

2. Link NDPP information and other programs with the CDPC website, medical societies, and other organizations.

3. (i) Evaluate effective methods of communicating diabetes prevention to the provider community; (ii) develop a comprehensive action plan for provider communication; and (iii) Implement plan to communicate with the pre-diabetes provider community.

Examples of communication to providers could include prevention presentations, trainings, and documentation.

National Diabetes Prevention Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of recognized or pending recognized sites:

CDC - State - Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP)
Scroll down for more info!

New Mexico Resources

New Mexico Prediabetes and Diabetes Fact Sheet June 2015


The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

CDPC Prevent Diabetes Workgroup Public Service Announcements

Public Service
1 (English)

Pubic Service
1 (Spanish)

Public Service
2 (English)

Public Service
2 (Spanish)

Public Service
3 (English)

Public Service
3 (Spanish)

 Thanks to Gereardo Silva for the voiceover of our Diabetes Public Service Announcements.

Prevent Diabetes Workgroup Projects

Diabetes Resources

The teaching process for the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) makes it highly effective. Classes are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

CDC Lifestyle Change

Sneak Peek into the Lifestyle Change Program

This animated video describes how the lifestyle change program works and >>

Imagine: You and the National Diabetes Prevention Program

What’s possible when people with prediabetes join CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program? >>

A Change for Life

In this video, people with prediabetes talk about how group lifestyle change classes offered as >>

Interested in Participating

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Angela Gonzales pic (cropped)

Angela Gonzales, MA
Community Health Educator
BCBSNM – Centennial Care



Ify PIc with Frame LARGE

Ifeoma Achusim RN, PharmD, MPH
Owner/Founder, Public Health Pharmacist Clinic

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