New Mexico Diabetes Advisory Council

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

Puppies, Prevention and Prediabetes

What do puppies, hedgehogs, and baby goats have in common (besides being super cute)?  They’re helping people find out their risk for prediabetes, thanks to the National Prediabetes Awareness Campaign’s lighthearted new public service announcements (PSAs).
These new videos allow viewers to learn where they stand by taking a one-minute prediabetes risk test while also watching fun animal videos.

Take the risk test – visit to learn where you stand.


Sept 8 Training :: From the Basic Necessities to the Latest Technologies

Friday, September 8, 2017
9:30 am to 2:30 pm
CNM Workforce Training Center
To view the agenda, click here.
Opportunity to learn from the following speakers about what New Mexico is doing to address food insecurity, how it impacts individuals with diabetes, as well as about the latest and greatest technologies to monitor and treat diabetes.
View session powerpoints.

June 2 Training :: Connecting The Dots

Friday, June 2
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
To view the agenda, click HERE.

Featured presenters:

March 3 Training :: Diabetes and Sleep Disorders

Friday, March 3, 2017
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

The training session offered information on how to recognize common sleep disorders in diabetes, the bi-directional relationship between sleep disorders and diabetes and the association between obstructive sleep apnea and diabetes, and the effect of obstructive sleep apnea on glycemic control.

The educational session also highlighted snoring rules and guide lines that are used to determine breathing events during sleep and clinic tools that are used to scan patients for sleep issues.

In addition, the training seminar focused on describing the best CPAP mask and the five rules to help with CPAP mask fitting to prevent certain issues.



NMDAC’s 2017 Membership Drive Now Open

NMDAC’s programs not only provides continuing education on diabetes-related topics, but each meeting also offers the opportunity for mentoring, camaraderie and information sharing among healthcare professionals who are making a difference in the lives of those with diabetes.

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Benefits of Joining NMDAC
Annual Professional and Para-Professional Membership includes:

  • No fee for admission to each NMDAC educational session
  • Opportunity to apply for Continuing Education Units at each program (may include CME, CDR, CHES, ACPE)
  • Priority on stand-by list when sessions reach capacity
  • Opportunity to vote in elections and on NMDAC matters
  • Special “NMDAC Member” name tag at each meeting
  • Opportunity to further NMDAC’s mission by serving as a board member or on a select committee

Organizational Partner benefits also include:

  • Up to five designated members (savings of $125)
  • Recognition of organization/company on NMDAC website

Sustaining Partner benefits also include: 

  • Two designated members
  • Opportunity to have an information table at each meeting
  • Recognition of organization/company at each meeting, in event promotional e-mails, and on NMDAC website

Membership and training fees are waived for all state government employees.

Membership is for one year and ends December 31, 2017. Membership form and payment is requested by January 31 of each membership year. Membership will not be pro-rated for late enrollments; full payment will be due for partial or mid-year enrollments. A one-time visitor or guest is permitted to attend for a charge of $15, only applicable to non-members. A full membership will be required to attend subsequent meetings/trainings.

Presenter Needed to Speak on Diabetes in the Black Community

The Office of African American Affairs is hosting the annual 90-Day Healthy Body Challenge and is looking for a presenter to speak on Diabetes in the Black community. A small stipend may be provided.

If interested the event will take place on any Wednesday evening at 6 PM 3/15-4/12/2017.

If there are any questions or comments please contact Kenneth B. Winfrey, the health outreach coordinator at the State of New Mexico, Office of African American Affairs using the following information:

3rd Annual New Mexico Regional Diabetes Symposium

This message is to extend an invitation for CDEs in New Mexico to attend the following FREE continuing education activity:
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Albuquerque Marriott
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Directions and hotel information: (505) 881-6800
Please see the brochure for more information and click on the link below for complete information and online registration:

The Chronic Disease Prevention Council

The Chronic Disease Prevention Council, with which the DAC has a close working relationship, has its quarterly meeting next week.  All who are interested are invited to attend.  In addition, please share this information with others in your networks who may be interested.

The meeting will focus on Health Systems Interventions and will take place on Tuesday, September 13, 1:00-4:00 pm, at the UNM Continuing Education Center in Albuquerque.  (Location: 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131)

Conference calling is also available by dialing 505-633-4208 and entering code 5168054.


Mark your calendar for 2016’s educational sessions

Screen shot 2016-02-05 at 4.04.21 PMEvery year, NMDAC coordinates a series of professional development sessions with a diabetes focus.

Our programs not only provide continuing education on diabetes-related topics, but each meeting also offers the opportunity for mentoring, camaraderie and information sharing among healthcare professionals who are making a difference in the lives of those with diabetes.

Below are the tentative dates and topics for NMDAC’s 2016 educational sessions to be held in Albuquerque:

  • Friday, April 1
    Spring into Better Health!
  • Friday, June 3
    Diabetes & Other Associated Chronic Diseases
  • Friday, September 9
    A Generational Look at Diabetes
  • Friday, December 2
    Behavior Struggles and Diabetes

>> Download the NMDAC 2016 Info flyer and share with your friends and colleagues >>