September 14, 2018

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

On Tuesday, September 11, Kelly Knight, Otero County Family and Consumer Sciences agent and Lucinda Banegas Carreon, extension associate II, presented to Presbyterian Medical Services staff in Otero County in efforts to promote extension programs and encourage the staff to refer patients as potential participants. NMSU Extension is in a five-year partnership with HealthInsight, Inc. who received a 1705-Grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to help grow and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in underserved counties in New Mexico. Lucinda Banegas-Carreon introduced the staff to the Prevent T2 curriculum to promote identification of individuals who are considered prediabetic, in an effort to delay the onset of diabetes. Kelly Knight, who has recently become a Certified Lifestyle Coach for the NDPP, will be facilitating the Prevent T2 class series starting September 25 in Alamogordo at the Senior Center.

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