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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.                                  Read More 

Great Geezer Run for Diabetes

Zane Hodge, long-time supporter of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, is planning to run from his home in Greenwood to the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's office in Ridgeland as a personal challenge and fundraiser.  10 years ago, he began the Chicot Challenge, and in 2016 swam a continuous 23 miles with the names of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi's Kandu Kids sharpied onto him for inspiration.

Barring injury, he plans to run about 107 miles over 5 days.  That's a bit over 4 marathons from May 6 to 10. D-Families along Highway 430 and 51 need to come out and give him some moral support.  He will be passing through Blackhawk, Vaiden, West, Durant, Goodman, Pickens, Canton, Gluckstadt, Madison, and Ridgeland.  Click image for more info or to support Zane.

Camp Kandu - May 8-9, 2021

Camp Kandu Children - Spring 2015

We are hoping that all will work out for us to be able to host an in-person session of Camp Kandu in May! If it comes down to it, we will push the date back into the summer, but fingers crossed, we will be able to see all of you soon!

Contact us at 601-957-7878 or visit us on Facebook for more information.

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If you are uninsured and need a hand with your diabetes care, our Helping Hands program may be able to assist for a month and guide you toward longer term help.

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