During FY18, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program worked with its statewide partners to offer Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support services, which include the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education and Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Through an active presence in 16 counties, 62 programs were offered, including 13 Spanish language programs. Of 725 participants, 600 (83%) completed the programs.
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program also worked with its partners to improve access to, participation in, and coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program for adults with prediabetes. Three new National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) delivery sites, Nor-Lea Medical District, the Solution Group, and Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services, were established and registered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program. Across all program delivery sites, nine NDPP classes were offered to 133 participants. The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program’s Master Trainer Select for the National Diabetes Prevention Program delivered one lifestyle coach training producing 15 new lifestyle coaches. New Mexico’s Diabetes Prevention Action Plan was also finalized and will be used to guide further efforts to grow and ensure the long-term success of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The plan is comprised of four components: 1) screening, testing, and referral; 2) awareness; 3) coverage; and 4) availability and support.