Special License Plate and Driver's License
Help is here for Mississippians with diabetes! Thanks to a joint effort of the Mississippi Legislature, the State Tax Commission and the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, our license plate was launched in August 2002 for people with diabetes. The DFM's car tag helps alert law enforcement personnel when a driver may be experiencing a hypoglycemic episode and, consequently, driving erratically. The diabetes license plate signals to emergency personnel that the driver has diabetes, which, ultimately, could help save a life.
The driver's license has a purple star on the bottom of the license, indicating that the driver has diabetes. There is also a space on the license to list whether the individual is insulin dependent or takes oral medications. The license plate is also available to all Mississippi drivers with diabetes. The plate has the DFM's logo on it and says "Defeat Diabetes."
There is no additional charge for the license plates if the car title is in the name of the driver who has diabetes. However, if the title is in someone else's name, but the person with diabetes is the primary driver of the car, there is a charge of $31 for a diabetes license plate. *
* Car tag prices may vary depending on county.