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Review for Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Inc., Ridgeland, MS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi for 20+ years. I have worked with the staff and other volunteers closely on various projects through those years.

This organization does amazing work for many Mississippians with somewhat limited resources. It is able to accomplish this primarily through the dedication and hard work of its staff and volunteers and a supportive board of directors.

You can see a list of the DFM's accomplishments in the other comments on this site or on the DFM website. What is not readily apparent is the work in the trenches, so to speak, for individuals on a daily basis, those people who need help and really haven't been able to get it anywhere else.

Then, there is a constant sense of advocacy from the staff for diabetic community in general, manifested in many ways. In my lobbying work, we have been able to affect some changes that positively affect in a permanent way the lives of those with diabetes. These include diabetic 504 plan guidelines, a sales tax exemption for DFM, meaning more money for services, and insuring Medicaid coverage for continuous glucose monitors.

In a nutshell, this organization is all about serving Mississippians with diabetes.

Role:  Volunteer