Our son Troy was diagnosed with T1D in October of 2012. Fortunately, he has access to all of the medication and supplies that he needs to keep him healthy. With this access, he is managing his diabetes well and we are proud of him! For others in Mississippi, access to good care and the latest technology to help make diabetes care more manageable and keep people safe is more of a challenge. In addition, educating others to recognize the signs of Type 1 Diabetes symptoms can help save lives. Training educators who are in schools with students Type 1 students and being prepared for emergency situations is also important. As you can see from statistics below, walks like these are imparative for providing funding for support throughout our state.
**Last year, you and others like you helped the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi provide dozens of Sweet Subject Educational programs for Mississippi's schools along with 275 boxes of supplies for school diabetes emergencies.
**Dozens of hospital visits were made to newly diagnosed children and backpacks of supplies and age appropriate information were given to the families.
**70 families were educated and networked at our Camp Kandu, and assistance was provided to about 300 uninsured/underinsured individuals who cannot afford the insulin they require to live.
Please donate to our team to help the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi make a difference in the lives of your fellow Mississippians who live with diabetes 24/7!
Thank you so much!!