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.

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.

Super Support


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)
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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.

Prevent Diabetes Workgroup Projects


Susan Simons- BW with Stroke

Susan Simons



Ify PIc with Frame LARGE

Ifeoma Achusim RN, PharmD, MPH

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