New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council

Working to reduce the burden of diabetes on communities in New Mexico.

June 2, 2023: Lifestyle Change Tools: Community Activity Programs

Friday, June 2, 2023 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Hybrid: In Person and Virtual

CNM Workforce Training Center

5600 Eagle Rock Ave, NE

Albuquerque, NM 87113

2.75 Potential CEUs


8:00-8:30 AM Registration

8:30-8:35 AM Welcome – Ashley

8:35-8:40 AM DPCP Update – Edwina

8:40-9:00 AM Fun ice breaker to network – Ashley

9:00-10:30 Session 1: Walk with Ease (90 minutes 1.5 CEUs)

Overview of Walk with Ease Program: (60 minutes)

Nick Turkas, MS Arthritis Foundation Senior Director, Patient Education and |Community Connections

Walk with Ease Initiatives in New Mexico: (30 minutes)

Albuquerque: Lisa Chen, Community Health Programs Director, RDN Three Sisters Kitchen, NMDOH grant Coordinator                    

Statewide through NMSU: Dianne Christensen, MS  NMSU State Coordinator

Espanola: Guilllermina Osoria, CCHWS3

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of physical activity for prevention/management, particularly for people with arthritis.
  • Describe the components of the Walk with Ease programs, how to receive training, and implement the programs.
  • Learn how to refer patients/clients to improve access and equity to physical activity programs that are modified and safe for different activity levels.

10:30-10:45 Break

Session 2: Community Activity Programs in New Mexico (80 minutes 1.25 CEUs)

10:45-11:00 Zumba session

            Guilllermina Osoria, CCHWS3

11:00-11:30 Paths to Health NM Programs (30 minutes)

            Dana Bloomquist, Senior Account Executive, CWA Strategic Communications

11:30-12:10 Lunch and Keynote:  Happy Birthday NMDAC!   

11:55-12:10 Past, Present, and Future of NMDAC Sue Perry

12:10-12:30 Presbyterian Community Health Active Living Programs in NM (20 minutes)

            Ashley Dunworth, MS, RDN, CDCES

12:30-1:00 Tribal Activity Programs in NM (30 minutes)

Kewa Health Outreach Activity Programs: Danielle Coriz, Program Director

Tribal Community Activity Programs: Sharon Gerena, MSN, RN CDCES

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of Paths to Health activity programs and how to refer patients/clients.
  • Increase access and awareness of the available patient/client resources in New Mexico through Presbyterian Community Health.
  • Refer and connect patients/clients to available tribal physical activity programs in New Mexico.

Registration for June 2 Training is closed.

Watch for the recording and Power Point slides coming soon.

March 3, 2023: Latest Diabetes Standards of Care and Medication Updates

Plan to join us for a very informative session on the 2023 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care presented by Diana Sanchez, MS. Dr. Lisa Taylor will provide an insightful presentation on diabetes medication updates.

2023 ADA Standards of Care: Updates & Practical Application

 Diana Sanchez MS, RDN, CDCES, LD  Diabetes Educator II- New Mexico

 Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Outline the updates to the 2023 ADA Standards of Care
  2. Identify and describe diabetes-related comorbidities
  3. Describe the decision cycle for person-centered glycemic management in type 2 diabetes 
  4. Delineate implementation of ADA recommendations and algorithms in clinical practice

Let’s Talk about Medications Patients see on TV, Hear about from friends…

Dr. Lisa M. Taylor, DNP, FNP-BC, C-DCES, BC-ADM Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico College of Nursing

After completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 2-3 medications for use with patients living with diabetes.
  2. Differentiate the mechanism of action between GLP1-RA and SGLT-2.
  3. Utilize shared resources with specific patient populations served.

Training Recording link:

Dec 2, 2022 Training: Dancing With Data: The Latest Diabetes Data for NM and the Benefits of Paths to Health Referrals

Find out what is going on in New Mexico related to prediabetes and diabetes prevalence as well as ways that you can help decrease these numbers. We will hear from Wayne Honey and Dorine Conley from the Diabetes Prevention & Control Program on the latest diabetes numbers. Then Lynnzy McIntosh with Workshop Wizard and Paths to Health will share about the easy process of referrals and how you can connect patients to free programs that can help their health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the prevalence and distribution of diagnosed prediabetes and diagnosed diabetes in NM.
  • Understand differences between diagnosed prediabetes and diabetes and estimates of true the prevalence of both.
  • Understand the association between diabetes and health status and several chronic conditions
  • Understand estimates of testing for prediabetes across recommended groups as a likely explanation for the difference between estimates of diagnosed prediabetes and estimates of the true prevalence of prediabetes and the importance and value of diagnosis of prediabetes and referral to diabetes prevention programs.
  • Recognize Paths to Health New Mexico: Tools for Healthier Living (P2HNM) providing multiple prevention and self-management programs
  • Foster greater understanding of the benefits of using P2HNM for connecting health care to community- based programs
  • Increase your knowledge and comfort level in making referrals to community-based programs
  • Engage and enjoy the referral and feedback process

Meeting Recording:

Pre Diabetes and Diabetes in NM Presentation

Dancing with Data: Many Ways to Move and Groove Presentation

Sept 9, 2022: Lifelong Weight Management Strategies to Help Every Patient

Opening and Laura Andromalos:

Dianne Christensen:

Kimberle Carter:

Join us for a training focused on weight management strategies to help every patient. National Speaker, Laura Andromalos, will focus on communication as well as the effects of weight loss medications. Dianne Christensen will build on the former presentation, focusing on how to help clients make the mental transition to changing their lifestyle. Kimberle Carter will end the day showing you practical tips on exercises suited for clients with diabetes, regardless of mobility level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use respectful language related to body size
  • Describe non-scale victories for people optimizing metabolic health
  • Explain the mechanisms and potential side effects of weight loss medications
  • Recognize the importance of assisting clients to identify their “whys” for wellness on a consistent basis.
  • Teach tools to assist clients in changing their thinking regarding their health and wellness.
  • Teach clients how to set SMART goals and integrate them into their unique lifestyles.
  • Assist clients to manage their emotions and leverage stress towards positive personal growth.
  • Assist clients to focus on what they can control in their lives.
  • Teach the importance/benefits of exercise in managing diabetes
  • Explore the challenges/barriers to exercise in patients with diabetes (socioeconomic, cultural, etc…) 
  • Explain the specific exercises and workout styles that are best for clients with diabetes (w/low mobility or at a beginner’s fitness level) and what exercises to avoid, and why.

June 3 Training: Integrating Social Determinants of Health into your Programs and Practice

When: June 3, 2022

Time: 8:30-11:50, training will start at 9:00

2.5 CEU hours applied for (CME, CHES, CHW, RD)

Where: Virtual: Zoom


first session:

Second session:

Third session:

Join us in examining how you can apply social determinants of health to your programs and practice.  We will be hearing from Presbyterian, Black Health New Mexico, and Kewa Pueblo to learn more about how they meet the needs of the people they serve. Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the implementation steps for assessing and addressing patient’s social health needs in the healthcare setting.
  • List the benefits and potential uses of data derived from Universal social needs screening to steer SDOH programming.
  • Discuss the role of CHWs in contributing to positive patient outcomes.
  • Describe health outcomes related to SDOH interventions
  • Describe community driven public health
  • Explain what intersectionality is in relationship to public health.
  • Apply increased capacity to think outside of the standard American medical model when advancing public health outreach
  • Describe how to recruit and retain participants in a Tribal Community
  • Identify ways to build and maintain personal connection
  • Explain the importance of flexibility when working within a Tribal Community

NMDAC and NMAND Caring for the Whole Person Virtual Conference

March 3-5, 2022

This was a joint conference with the NM Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to explore pertinent topics around diabetes, nutrition, and patient care.

Conference Recordings

Thursday March 3, 2022

March 3 Session Modifying Recipes by Cassandra Vanderpool and Fallon Bader

Friday, March 4, 2022

March 4 Opening and DOH updates

March 4 Session 1a Lactation Insights by Noura El Habbal

March 4 Session 2a Ethics by Diana Gonzales-Pacheco

March 4 Session 1b WFPB Diet by Gabriel Gaarden and Session 2b Management of T1D by Kirsten Bennett

Note: The second session starts about 58 minutes into the recording.

March 4 Session 3 Physical Activity by Katie Presler

Saturday, March 5, 2022

March 5 Session 1 E.M.A. Tools by Mary Ann Hodorowicz

March 5 Session 2 Food Insecurity and Hunger Discussion Panel by Sue Perry, Liang-Yin Chen, Shelbie Corriz, Jill Dixon, and Tatiana Falcón Rodríguez

Conference Slides and Handouts

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Food as Medicine and Virtual Cook Along by Cassandra Vanderpool and Fallon Bader

Recipe for Cook Along

Choosing Beef by Katie Schulz

Friday, March 4

Session 1 a: Lactation Insights by Noura El Habbal

Session 1b: WFPB Diet by Gabriel Gaarden

Session 2 a: Ethics by Diana Gonzales-Pacheco

Session 2b: Management of Type 1 Diabetes by Kirsten Bennett

Session 3: Physical Activity by Katie Presler

Saturday, March 5

EMA Tools by Mary Ann Hodorowicz

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Registration and attendance required to earn CEUs. CEU certificates will be given upon completion of conference evaluations after Thursday and Saturday Sessions.

December 3, 2021 Training: Aging with Grace: Living Well with Diabetes

Where: Zoom Meeting

For the Agenda CLICK HERE

2.5 CEUs Applied for (CME, RD, CHES, CHW)

Cost: Free for members or $20 for non-members

This is the final training of our Diabetes Across the Ages Series. Join us to explore the impacts of Diabetes on older adults. Our speakers will look at issues specific to older adult populations. Dr. Marjorie Cypress will lay the foundation for the training by reviewing Diabetes in older adults. Dr. Krista Salazar and Stephanie Headrick will discuss specific pharmacological needs for older adults living with Diabetes. Elizabeth Salinas will speak about the risk of older adult falls and the impact Diabetes can have on falls as well as ways to prevent falls.

Upon completion of the training participants will be able to:

  • Identify common pharmacotherapy, pharmacotherapies therapies to avoid, monitoring parameters, safety guidelines and life style modifications in persons experiencing advanced age.
  • Describe about one pharmacy’s programs for supporting elderly patients and their caregivers and building team support.
  • Outline a framework for upholding pharmacist-patient partnerships that are culturally diverse and building and sustain supportive teams and team-environments.
  • Discuss pharmacist-patient cases for strengthening knowledge, skills and abilities for living well with Diabetes.
  • Explain why older adult falls are a public health concern
  • Identify five risk factors that contribute to falls in older adults
  • Examine the correlation between diabetes and fall risk
  • Identify five evidence-based interventions that reduce the risk of falls
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on Falls Prevention program delivery
  • List three Falls Prevention resources for older adults
  • Describe 4 of the effects of aging on DM and DM on aging
  • Identify at least 3 risk factors that can affect QOL and health status
  • Discuss the ADA’s standards of medical care in Older Adults

Recording of training

September 10, 2021 Training: Gestational Diabetes: Addressing the Unique Needs of Pregnant Women

Part 3 of our Diabetes Across the Ages series. We will explore nutritional and physical activity needs as well best practices around care and follow-up in women with GDM. Our presenters will be Suzy Carlin, RN, CDCES and Sonya M. Paiz, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES from UNMH and Geetha Rao, MS, RD, CDCES, CDTC, CPT, CLE from Sweet Success Express.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List 2 strategies for improving post-partum follow up care for women after delivery.
  • Discuss 2 barriers that may affect positive pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes.
  • Identify the components of preconception counseling visits for women of childbearing age.
  • List the nutrition goals for pregnancy complicated with diabetes
  • Describe carbohydrate distribution and modifications in meal plan based on blood glucose control
  • Review appropriate weight gain goal during pregnancy
  • Identify benefits and contraindications of exercise during pregnancy

Handouts for Geetha Rao’s presentation: GDM Plate, CHO Distribution, Quick and Health Lunch Ideas, GDM Snacking

Meeting Recordings:

Before Break:

After the break: 

June 4, 2021 Training: Diabetes and Nutrition Across the Ages

When: June 4, 2021, 8:30 -11:30 am

Where: Zoom Meeting

For a full Agenda Click Here

2 CEUs applied for (CME, RD, CHES, CHW)

Cost: Free for members or $20 for non-members

This is part two of our Diabetes Across the Ages Series. Join us to explore nutrition specific to teens and adults with Diabetes. Our speakers will be looking specifically at how to make eating applicable and adaptable to the needs of the population.

Kirsten Bennet PhD, RDN, LD will explore real world eating and practical guidelines for youth with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Laura McCann MS, RD, LD will review nutritional needs for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Upon completion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Identify unique nutrition needs of youth/adolescents to be considered when managing diabetes
  • Outline factors that impact eating behaviors of youth/adolescents
  • Explore ways to support healthy food choices and positive eating behaviors for youth/adolescents managing diabetes
  • Identify evidence-based eating patterns effective for weight management in people with diabetes
  • Discuss benefits of Mediterranean, DASH, Low Carb and Plant-Based eating patterns with patients
  • Gather practical dietary counseling tips to share with people with diabetes

Recording of the Training CLICK HERE

March 5, 2021 Meeting: Diabetes and Youth: Making the Connection

When: March 5, 2021 8:30 am -12:20 pm

For Recording of the meeting CLICK HERE

Join us in exploring diabetes in youth and the special considerations needed when working with them and their families.

Dr. Ponder will discuss messages that need to be heard by all persons newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the roles of proactive and reactive decision making in diabetes self-care, and comparing static versus dynamic diabetes self-management approaches.

Zoe Schlenker will share her family’s experience of raising 4 children, 2 of which were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

Louise Laskaratos will discuss diabetes camp as well CGM and pumps in youth. She will explore considerations needed as well as the benefits and barriers to CGMs and Pumps.