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The Diabetes Treatment Center at North Mississippi Medical Center is dedicated to helping people better understand diabetes and inform them of new medications and technologies that are now available. The center offers a comprehensive program of treatment and consultation services and is on the edge of medical knowledge for people with diabetes of all ages. The focus of the program is to teach patients how to take control of their disease by providing them and their physicians the treatment, skills and support necessary to live happier, healthier lives. For more information concerning the services at the Diabetes Treatment Center, call (662) 377-2500 or 1-800-843-3375. Our center is located in the NMMC East Tower.
One day, hopefully one day soon, there will be a cure for diabetes, a disease that affects more than 20 million Americans. But until there is a cure, there is help and hope. The staff of North Mississippi Medical Center's Diabetes Treatment Center is dedicated to helping people with diabetes better understand and manage their disease. The center offers people with diabetes the next best thing to a cure--control.
The staff teaches hospitalized diabetes patients survival skills such as monitoring, managing hypoglycemia and insulin administration.
In-depth education including individual nutrition counseling, self-management and insulin pump initiation is provided in an outpatient environment.
This class includes intensive diabetes management covering every aspect of managing diabetes on a daily basis. The class is taught at NMMC hospitals in Eupora, Tupelo and West Point.
All of these services are available through physician referral. For more information, call or come by the center, or visit our Web site. Until there's a cure, we will continue to offer hope and help.
Living with diabetes is a daily challenge. The NMMC Diabetes Treatment Center staff offers a variety of follow-up services to help patients and their families stay informed, up-to-date and in control.
The Diabetes Treatment Center offers "Healthy Cooking for People with Diabetes," taught by a registered dietitian. Sessions include a cooking demonstration and recipe sampling. Participants learn how to modify recipes to decrease the sugar and fat and how to incorporate portion control and carbohydrate counting into meal planning. Other topics include food label education and shopping tips.
The daily battles of diabetes can be stressful enough without the added burden of financial pressures. The Diabetes Assistance Fund provides supplies and self- management training for patients who are financially unable to control their disease. Administered by the Diabetes Treatment Center and the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi, the fund's goal is to improve quality of life and to decrease preventable hospital admissions for people with diabetes. Funds are designated for patients who meet eligibility requirements.
Diabetes Treatment Center staff members are actively involved with community education, health fairs and fund-raising efforts for local diabetes patients and research toward a cure.
The American Diabetes Association has recognized NMMC as a Diabetes Center of Excellence. The NMMC Diabetes Treatment Center offers diabetes treatment and consultation for all ages, including:
The Diabetes Treatment Center is an excellent resource for people who have just recently been diagnosed with diabetes, as well as those who have had diabetes for some time and are struggling with blood sugar control.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-noon Friday
845 S. Madison St.
Phone (662) 377-2500
Fax (662) 377-2069
1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375)