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Diabetes Alert Day March 27, 2017 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the American Diabetes Association in recognizing Tuesday, March 28 as “Diabetes Alert Day”, to raise awareness about the disease and to encourage New Mexicans take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. « read more »



New Recommendations on Physical Activity for People with Diabetes November 15, 2016 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The guidelines, recently announced by the American Diabetes Association, suggest short periods of movement every 30 minutes – that’s more frequent from previous recommendations of physical movement every 90 minutes. The new guidelines are published in the November 2016 issue of the journal Diabe... « read more »



Diabetes Awareness Month: Taking Steps to a Healthier You November 18, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that diabetes affects more than 170,000 adults statewide. That’s one 1 out of every 8 adults, and for some of them, it’s an emotional roller coaster. The National Diabetes Education Program says it’s common for people with diabetes to feel overwhelm... « read more »



Preventing and Managing Diabetes November 17, 2015 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and the National Diabetes Education Program are encouraging people with diabetes or prediabetes to take steps to a healthier you. « read more »



Set Your Sight on Healthy Vision if You Have Diabetes November 19, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

If there’s one thing we take for granted more than anything it may be our senses, the ability to hear, touch, smell, taste and, maybe most importantly, to see. So many of us are lucky enough to go through life without losing our senses, but that's not true of everyone. Among those with the greate... « read more »



November is National Diabetes Month November 6, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Celebration

In New Mexico, diabetes affects approximately 204,000 or 1 in 8 adults. Of those adults with diabetes, about 26 percent don’t know they have it. More than 29 million Americans—or about 9 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Additionally, 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, a co... « read more »



Self-Management Programs Summit June 27, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will be hosting its 2014 Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) Program and National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) Evidenced-Based Summit today at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW in Albuquerque. « read more »



Take the Risk Test on Diabetes Alert Day March 24, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Awareness

Governor Susana Martinez, along with the New Mexico Department of Health and the American Diabetes Association urge New Mexicans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, Diabetes Alert Day is March 25th. The New Mexico Department of He... « read more »



High Demand Cooking Lessons for Diabetics March 19, 2014 - Diabetes Prevention and Control - Healthy Living

It’s one thing when we’re eating healthy to lose weight, quite another when we have to do it to stay healthy and alive. It’s something thousands of New Mexicans are confronted with when diagnosed with diabetes. The NMSU Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a series of cooking classes to h... « read more »