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.
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.
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.
Click for resources such as Mississippi food banks, emergency preparedness, etc.