Supportive care

Our Optum Supportive Care department includes the Diabetes Self-Management Education clinic was developed in 1983 to provide patients with the latest treatment, tools, and information to properly manage their diabetes.  As New Mexico’s largest and most complete program of its type, we offer a range of outpatient services that are covered by most health insurance plans.  Our program has been accredited by the American Diabetes Association since 1993 and the American Association of Diabetes Educators since 2008.  Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease your risk of developing serious medical complications, including blindness, heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney damage. Because diabetes requires ongoing self-management and discipline, the Diabetes Self-Management Team helps people get the information they need to make informed choices in their daily lives.  We offer group and individual classes for diabetes management, as well as group classes for pre-diabetes management.  Please call us at 1-505-342-8408 to learn more about our Diabetes Education, Extensivist, and Palliative Care services, or to schedule an appointment.

Self-management education may include: 

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
  • Coping
  • Exercise
  • Insulin and medications
  • Insulin pumps
  • Intensive management
  • Meal planning
  • Pre-conception planning
  • Pregnancy management
  • Prevention of complications
  • Problem solving
  • Risk reduction

Supportive care clinics

Clinics Providers

Diabetes Education - Journal Center

5150 Journal Center Blvd., NE, (2nd Floor)

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Glasrud, Patty, MS, RD, CDE
Robinson, Kathie, RD

Extensivist - Journal Center

5150 Journal Center Blvd. NE (2nd Floor)

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Pentecost, Percy, MD

Palliative Care - Journal Center

5150 Journal Center Blvd. NE (2nd Floor)

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Koshkin, Lea, NP-C

Supportive care information

Commonly treated conditions: Our procedures include:

Bariatrics

We are proud to be the only bariatric program in the state of New Mexico offering three methods ...

Diabetes educational series

Our Care Management team is here to support you. Attend our two-part educational series to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry

The Optum Ophthalmology and Optometry department offers board-certified, highly specialized phys...