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
Mississippi's Walks for Diabetes
Gather your family, friends, co-workers, patients and anyone else you can and form a walk team for walk season 2022-23!
October 2, 2022 -- Jackson - Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co I-220 Watkins Drive Exit)
October 16, 2022 -- Meridian - Bonita Lakes Park
October 23, 2022 -- Columbus - Riverwalk off Main St.
October 30, 2022 -- Hattiesburg - NEW DATE & LOCATION! Optimist Park, 345 Hedgwood Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
November 6, 2022 -- Drs. Liles/Chandler Memorial Walk -Oxford/North MS - Ole Miss Campus/Lyceum Loop
March 4, 2023 -- Gulf Coast - Jones Park
Contact us at 601-957-7878 or visit us on Facebook for more information.
Camp Kandu - Fall 2022 - November 12-13
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.
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.
*THE DFM WILL FOLLOW ALL CDC GUIDELINES AT OUR EVENTS TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19*