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    Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi

    Offices Located at 800 Avery Boulevard, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157-5225

    601-957-7878

    Camp Kandu – a place where kids with diabetes ‘Kandu’ anything! Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi in empowering kids and making a difference in their lives! Camp Kandu, held twice a year at the Twin Lakes Conference Center in Florence, Miss., offers children with diabetes, as well as their parents, friends and siblings, the opportunity to have fun while learning to take charge of diabetes. The camp is free for children with diabetes. Through the generosity of others, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is able to send children with diabetes to Camp Kandu as well as offer scholarships to other diabetes camps. Camp participants – parents and children alike – learn about diabetes management, including the importance of healthy meal planning, exercising regularly and monitoring blood glucose levels.

    Upcoming Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Programs

    Camp Kandu

    • Dates: May 04, 2019 to May 05, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days

    Join TrialNet Research Nurse, Della Matheson, RN, CDE and local diabetes educators to learn about caring for your child with diabetes! Topics include psychosocial issues, carb counting, pattern management, school issues and much more! Kids will spend the day doing typical camp activities and learn about diabetes, too! For children 4-12. Counselors in training (age 12+) are invited to attend - their parents, too! Camp is held at Twin Lakes Conference Center in Florence, MS.

    Camp Kandu

    • Dates: November 09, 2019 to November 10, 2019
    • Audience: Families of Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multi Days

    Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and local diabetes educators to learn about caring for your child with diabetes! Topics include psychosocial issues, carb counting, pattern management, school issues and much more! Kids will spend the day doing typical camp activities and learn about diabetes, too! For children 4-12. Counselors in training (age 12+) are invited to attend - their parents, too! Fall session will include a special grandparents/extended family training. Please call the DFM for details.