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LynnRF

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

Rating: 5 stars  

I reached out to the Diabetes Foundation after finding out I was diabetic at the age of 37. I had many questions about diabetes, insulin, how things were tied to kidney issues.

Mary, Irena and the staff are amazing. They are extremely helpful and supportive. They were always available to help me with my questions and provide me with information that I needed.

I can remember back to a time, I had only one insulin pen left and was not able to get a refill for another week of insulin from the pharmacy due to insurance. I reached out to them and told them my predicament. They are
Miracle workers! They overnighted me a box of my insulin so I would not run out. They saved me from a true emergency.

I was very blessed to have had a kidney and pancreas transplant in September 2018 at Ochsner in New Orleans. My transplant was very successful. However I had eight re-admissions with infections in my abdomen including a brush of death experience with Septic Shock, AHRD and Pneumonia. During my transplant and recovery, Irena and Mary were extremely supportive. They would periodically check with me and see if I needed anything.

My husband and I are extremely appreciative and grateful for the support that they have given us since we have become involved with the Diabetes Foundation. We will always continue to be involved in the Walk for
Diabetes of the MS Gulf Coast and assist in anyway possible.

Role:  Volunteer