We understand that changing one's eating and exercise habits can be challenging!

Extension offers a variety of programs throughout New Mexico to assist you and your family if you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, diabetes, or if you believe you are at risk.


Kitchen Creations

Kitchen Creations is a free cooking school for people with diabetes and their families.

Visit Kitchen Creations for more information.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

NMSU Cooperative Extension has partnered with Molina Healthcare to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Bernalillo and Dona Ana counties.

NDPP is an evidence-based, lifestyle intervention program taught by lifestyle coaches trained through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The program is free of charge, and participants do not need to be Molina Healthcare members.

For more information, contact Lucinda Banegas-Carreon at 575-646-2034 or lubanega@nmsu.edu.

Pathways to Better Health

NMSU Cooperative Extension has partnered with Joslin Diabetes Center to offer Pathways to Better Health Through a New Health Care Workforce and Community.

Pathways to Better Health is a free program to help individuals with diabetes better manage their glucose levels and help reduce the complications that may result from uncontrolled diabetes.

This Program is also offered to individuals with prediabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes.

The Program covers:

  • The five most important tests for diabetes
  • How to discuss test results with your healthcare provider
  • How to prepare healthy meals
  • Why it's important to be physically active

This Program is currently available in Dona Ana County and Truth or Consequences.

For more information, contact Lourdes Olivas at 575-646-5763 or loumunoz@nmsu.edu.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services.

County Programs

County home economists conduct a variety of food and nutrition programs.

Contact your local County Extension Office for more information on diabetes-related programming.

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