New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council

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

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

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

For Full Agenda CLICK HERE

2.5 CEUs applied for (CME, RDN, CHES, CHW)

Where: Zoom Meeting

Fee: Free for Members (to become a member CLICK HERE)

$20 non-members

Registration Closes 2/26/21

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.


You will receive notification within a week as to whether registration is approved.

If approved, you will receive the meeting link (please check your spam or junk folder if you do not see it)

If registration is denied you will receive an email with further information in order to complete the registration process

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR CEUs. You must be registered under your name. Registration link is unique to each person so please do not share registration information.

December 4, 2020 Meeting: Celebrating the Holidays in a COVID World

When: Friday, December 4, 2020, 2.5 CEUS available for those who attended live

Where: Zoom Meeting, registration required!


Taking the Distress Out of Stress: Coping with the End of the World as We Know It: Explore current stressors and mental health issues that are currently happening due to COVID, how to identify them, and what to do to help your patients and yourself. Presented by Dr. Susan Perry Ph.D. CCMH, CDE, NDPP Master Trainer and Mimi Ludden, MS, MA, LMHC, RYT-500

Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Explore holiday eating tips and health resources. Plus, learn tricks to offering great online food demos while observing the creation of a meal from simple pantry ingredients. This session will be full of practical information for you and your clients. Presented by Cassandra Vanderpool, MS, RDN, LD and Ashley Dunworth, RDN, CDCES

Zoom Recording of entire meeting


Behavioral Health Resource Page

AADE Holiday Toolkit

Considering Other Thanksgiving Activities

Safe Holidays

Quinoa and Black Beans and Tuna Pattie Recipe

Tips for Facilitating Live Virtual Food Demos

Virtual Cooking Demo Checklist

September 11 Meeting: Food and Nutrition in a Changing World

When: September 11, 2020 9:00 am -12:45 pm, 2.75 CEUs applied for, available to those who attended live

Where: Virtual Meeting

What: Join us for a virtual interactive meeting to explore Covid-19 and Diabetes, The state of Food Security in NM, and Extreme Diets: Facts and Risks

COVID-19 & Diabetes Connection: The facts and what you need to know, presented by Lisa Taylor DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, BSN, RN, Assistant Clinical Professor, UNM College of Nursing

The State of Food Security in NM panelist discussion: Robert Eggers, Michael Venticinque, Value Chain Coordinator for New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association, and Shelbie Coriz, Healthy Foods Center Coordinator: Health and Wellness Initiative for Roadrunner Food Bank

Extreme Diets: Facts and Risks, Presented By Jessika Brown RD, LD, CSSD, CEDRD-S, MS, Director of Nutrition at Eating Disorders Treatment Center

Links to recordings:

NMDAC & DPCP Updates: 

COVID-19 & Diabetes Connection: 

Updated COVID-19 One Pager:

The State of Food Security in NM: 

Extreme Diets: Facts and Risks:

2019 Biennial Member Survey

It is time again for the Biennial Member Survey.  The purpose of this survey is to gather your thoughts, opinions, and ideas on our trainings and activities. We want to make sure we are serving your needs as diabetes health professionals and educators.
The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.  All responses will be kept confidential.   

If you would like to be entered into the drawing for a $50 gift card to WalMart, please make sure you enter your name and e-mail at the end of the survey.
All surveys must be returned by September 30 to be eligible for the drawing.

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