Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 21 reviews
Location: 800 Avery Blvd. Ste 100 Ridgeland MS 39157 USA
Target demographics: every child, every adult and every family touched by diabetes!
Direct beneficiaries per year: We visited over 100 children, newly diagnosed in the UMMC Batson Hospital and brought them our We Care pack, we assisted over 390 patients with emergency medicine, trained 300 school nurses and much more!
Geographic areas served: throughout the state of Mississippi
Programs: Research, Education, Advocacy, Children's Programs, Helping Hands (REACH) We operate Camp Kandu, a camp for children and their families, to become more educated about managing diabetes while the children ages 3-12 make new friends and learn about diabetes; We help the uninsured with lifesaving diabetes medicines; we conduct CME programs for physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health professionals; we hold a Super Conference for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and bring in nationally renowned speakers to provide the latest in diabetes management and much, much more!
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The DFM is one of the most caring organization I have encountered. Its' team of highly skilled professionals goes above and beyond to help people and their families with diabetes. Their compassion, understanding and passion for service is extraordinary. The programs and services offered are tailor made for the various needs throughout the different parts of the state. Highly networked within the medical community, they have a referral network that is unsurpassed. Mississippi is lucky to have such a unique organization to serve its' citizens.