Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Saving Lives Every Day!


Happy Birthday, Dr Frederick Banting!!

A Red Letter Day for those with diabetes!  World Diabetes Day is held to honor this wonderful Canadian doctor who, with graduate student Charles Best and colleagues Collip and MacLeod, discovered insulin? (Then called Iletin)

Truly one of the most miraculous scientific discoveries of the 21st century!

November is National Diabetes Month!

All over the world, November 1st marks the beginning of month long programs and activities targeted at raising diabetes awareness and promoting a call to action to address the growing diabetes epidemic.

We believe in hope for a diabetes free world for T1D and T2D!


Blue Circle

The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.

The purpose of this symbol is to give diabetes a common identity.  It aims to:

¨ Support all existing efforts to raise awareness about diabetes

¨ Inspire new activities, bring diabetes to the attention of the general public

¨ Brand diabetes

¨ Provide a means to show support for the fight against diabetes


Camp Kandu Photos are available Here.

Spring Camp Kandu takes place on May 2, 2015  at Twin Lakes Conference Center in Florence, Mississippi.  Camp Kandu,  a semi-annual, two day camp hosted by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi merges fun and education in a fun, safe, and educational environment allowing children with diabetes and their family to see beyond their diagnosis to a life without limits. 

The programs for Camp Kandu are targeted at newly diagnosed children and their families, but campers are welcome to return year after year.  Education programs are focused on daily caretaking as well as managing the emotional and psychological effects of diabetes.  All of this takes place in a traditional camp setting allowing campers to let loose as they learn that they “can do” anything! 

Perhaps the biggest service Camp Kandu provides is one that cannot come from a well-rehearsed lecture or an information filled book.  As meals are shared and games are played, relationships develop.  Parents meet other parents fighting alongside their children.  Children meet other children checking their blood-sugar throughout the day.  These new friendships and the camaraderie developed are the key to life-long diabetes care and are at the heart of Camp Kandu. 

The hope for Camp Kandu is that every person leaves knowing children with diabetes can live full lives unhindered by diabetes!

Camp Kandu is free of charge for all children in Mississippi with diabetes. 

Help the DFM continue to provide this service by making a generous donation today.

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