News & Updates
Response to COVID-19
To learn the most up-do-date information about COVID-19 in New Mexico, click here.
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Programs empower people with diabetes
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs provide an evidence-based foundation to empower people with diabetes to navigate self-management decisions and activities. DSMES can be offered in various settings – pharmacies, clinics, hospitals, provider practices, IHS sites and alternative sites such as community centers and assisted living facilities. Telehealth and virtual DSMES options have recently expanded greatly.
DSMES requires a clinical referral for people to participate. The organization providing DSMES must be certified by either the American Diabetes Association or the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists. DSMES is a cost-effective tool proven to help improve health behaviors and health outcomes for people with diabetes. The service offers personalized support over a one-year period. It provides tailored individualized care, personal instruction and group support classes. Reimbursement is available through Medicare and some insurance companies.
For more information, go to:
- Find a Diabetes Education Program in Your Area (diabeteseducator.org)
- Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Toolkit | Diabetes | CDC
YMCA Offers Online Nutrition Seminars
The YMCA of Central New Mexico is offering a free online Nutrition Seminar via Zoom that’s open to everyone. Call (505) 595-1515, ext 4013, to register. Download a flyer here.
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Can’t get to an in-person workshop?
During this time of social distancing, several Paths to Health New Mexico workshops will be available through distance learning – either by phone or via your electronic device with an internet connection. These workshops are:
- National Diabetes Prevention Program Distance Learning
- Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention Distance Learning
- Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Distance Learning
- Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Distance Learning
- Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish CDSMP) Distance Learning
- Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program Distance Learning
- Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Distance Learning
- Diabetes Self-Management Program Distance Learning
- Programa de Manejo Personal del Dolor Crónico (Spanish DSMP) Distance Learning
- Kitchen Creations Distance Learning
- Creaciones de la Cocina (Spanish Kitchen Creations) Distance Learning
- YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program Distance Learning
Visit the Find a Class page for more information.
Learn about our Spanish-language programs
Edna Hutchison, a Program Manager at the Presbyterian Center for Community Health in Albuquerque, delivers Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program workshops in Spanish. Recently, she made a live presentation on the Facebook page for the Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque to explain these valuable programs. To view Edna’s presentation, click here.
NEW resources available to promote the Diabetes Prevention Program
The Centers for Disease Control has developed bundles of materials that can be used to promote (1) health messaging for individuals and (2) the Diabetes Prevention Program with Medicare beneficiaries, employers and insurers. Click here to learn more.