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Welcome to The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

Our mission is simple—we save lives every day! The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi (DFM) is the state's premier nonprofit health organization working to prevent diabetes and associated complications as well as work to improve the lives of every child, adult, and every family touched by type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We accomplish this through education, support, advocacy, medical assistance and research.                                  Read More 

Pool Fools - June 17, 2023 - Twin Rivers Recreation, Greenwood

Zane Hodge's annual Fundraising adventure for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is a swim meet called Pool Fools.

Zane, Alaina Matthews, Gloria Hathcock, Bubba Nause, Rob White, Hugh Warren, Wade Litton and Heston Powers will meet at Twin Rivers Recreation at 503 West Barton Avenue in Greenwood, MS and swim in shifts from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 (ish) p.m.  Each swimmer sets his or her own goals, and each swimmer raises some funds for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Zane is aiming for swimming 7 miles.
More information about "Pool Fools" from The Man himself (sadly Tyler is no longer able to make it:)
Many thanks to Debbie Oxnam, the Twin Rivers director who is graciously donating the pool for the day.
Support the Pool Fool's Here!

Walk Season 2023-4 Begins October 1, 2023!

One hundred percent your walk donations stay in Mississippi to fund education and assistance programs for Mississippi adults and children with type 1 and type 2, as well as Camp Kandu for children with diabetes.

10/01/23 - Jackson - Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins Co., Jackson, MS

10/15/23 - Meridian - Bonita Lakes Park, Meridian, MS

10/22/2023 - Hattiesburg - Optimist Park - Hattiesburg, MS

10/29/2023 - Columbus - Riverwalk - Columbus MS

11/05/2023 - Oxford - Lyceum Loop, Ole Miss Campus - Oxford, MS

3/2/2024 - Gulf Coast - Jones Park - Gulfport, MS

Fall Camp Kandu - November 11, 2023

Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center

Camp Kandu – a place where kids with diabetes ‘Kandu’ anything!  Children with diabetes are just like any other children, with the exception they have to pay particular attention to their medication, eating habits, and blood sugar, and Camp Kandu emphasizes their ability to live healthy lives while making friends with other children who share similar experiences.

Camp participants – parents and children alike – learn about diabetes management, including the importance of healthy meal planning, exercising regularly, and monitoring blood glucose levels.

As one of the signature services offered by the DFM, Camp Kandu gets its name from a “can-do” attitude, as that’s what gives people the ability to do anything, even those of us with diabetes. Camp Kandu seeks to inspire children to live their lives to the fullest, while remaining active and healthy. The camp’s weekend activities are testament to the children’s bustling, excited, and vivacious personalities. Participants may do anything from tie-dying T-shirts, taking karate lessons, painting pottery, hula-hoop contests, or even relay games - and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Camp Kandu works its magic as our kids (and parents) make lasting friendships with others just like themselves. Some of our first campers and their families now act as counselors for the next generation.

Bacchus Ball February 2, 2024

Country Club of Jackson

Chairs: Brian & Rachel Lott

Co-Chairs: Trey & Heather Ward


Superconference - March 23, 2024

Ultimate Fashion Show - April 25, 2024

Car for a Cure - April 25, 2024

   Uninsured or Underinsured?  

If you are uninsured and need a hand with your diabetes care, our Helping Hands program may be able to assist for a month and guide you toward longer term help.

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