Welcome to The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi
Our mission is simple—we save lives every day! The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) is the state's premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well as work to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research.
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February 22, 2020 - Solving the Mysteries of Diabetes:
41st Annual Diabetes Super Conference*
Meet us at the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's exciting annual patient meeting and learn the skills that you need to take the mystery out of controlling diabetes!
This Super Conference is DFMs 41st Annual community outreach program designed to provide education for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes,their family, caregivers, friends, and for parents of kids with diabetes. Anyone who has, or cares for someone, with diabetes should attend! *
Speakers include national and local medical clinicians, researchers and diabetes advocates who will offer informative breakout sessions based on individual needs. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the sessions begin at 9 a.m. To Register Click Here!
(*This is NOT the Continuing Medical Education program geared for medical professionals. That will be held March 26, 2020.)
March 26, 2020 - CME Conference:
Meet us at the Country Club of Jackson for Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's annual professional education meeting and learn the skills that you need to take the best care of your patients!
This is DFM's 41st Annual Professional Education meeting for any health care professionals who care for someone with diabetes.
Speakers include national and local medical clinicians, researchers and diabetes advocates.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the sessions begin at 9 a.m.
April 23, 2020 Ultimate Fashion Show and Champagne Luncheon:
Registration starts at 11 a.m.
To reserve a table or ticket click Here!
April 23, 2020 - Car for a Cure Giveaway:
Each year, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi teams up with Patty Peck Honda of Ridgeland to "put the brakes on diabetes" with the “Car for a Cure” Giveaway! Enter here for your chance to win a 2020 Honda Civic LX Sedan!
For three decades, Patty Peck Honda has generously donated a Honda to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Proceeds from the “Car for a Cure” ticket sales benefit the children’s programs of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, including Camp Kandu, Mississippi’s only camp for children with diabetes and their families. Camp Kandu is free for children with diabetes, and is only made possible by donors like YOU!
May 2-3, 2019 - Spring Camp Kandu!
A place where kids with Diabetes "Kandu" anything.
Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi in empowering kids and making a difference in their lives!
The camp is free for children with Diabetes, but fills up quickly. Parents, friends and family members also are encouraged to attend the camp to learn about diabetes management, including the importance of healthy meal planning, exercising regularly and monitoring blood glucose levels. Call 601-957-7878 for more information