Diabetes Prevention & Control in New Mexico

Diabetes and prediabetes are conditions on a continuum marked by blood glucose (blood sugar) levels that are higher than normal due to defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Insulin is a hormone needed to absorb and use glucose as fuel for the body's cells. Diabetes can lower life expectancy and increase the risk of heart disease. It is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputation, and adult-onset blindness. People with prediabetes have blood glucose levels higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. They're more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

In recent years in New Mexico, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has been about twice the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes twenty years ago, and the prevalence of pre-diabetes diagnoses has increased significantly since 2018.

What's New?

NMDOH/DPCP Contractors are invited to join Constellation Consulting for the “All Hands” Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, March 20 from 11am-12pm. If you are interested in learning more, please email Bianca Kertson at bianca@constellationnm.com.

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