Professional Education and Patient Education
As the number of Mississippians developing diabetes steadily increases, the need for health-care professionals equipped with the most up-to-date tools to help these Mississippians has also grown. That is why the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi sponsors a Continuing Medical Education symposium annually for health-care providers around the state.
We believe that one of the most important keys to assisting patients with diabetes is a well-educated and trained health professional.
The DFM offers an annual patient-education meeting primarily for patients and their families. Health profession students may also find the program of interest since it is geared more toward the layman than our Professional Education conference.
Past super conferences have featured nationally renowned diabetes experts, including former U.S Surgeon General Rear Admiral Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH and Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999. The meetings feature everything from diabetes vendors, cooking demonstrations, the latest news on diabetes research and a session on insulin pump therapy to a daylong session of activities for children with diabetes. This program does not offer the continuing education credits of our Professional Education Conference.
D.O.C. (Diabetes on Call)
Diabetes on Call (D.O.C.) is a free-to-the-public, statewide educational referral program providing one-on-one counseling along with FREE educational material. Education is vital to understanding diabetes and self-management of the disease. To take advantage of this educational program, please call the DFM at 1-877-DFM-CURE.