Diabetes and Endocrinology
Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar, also known as glucose. Glucose is an important source of energy for your body and the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also the main source of fuel for your brain.
Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes can lead to excess sugar in your blood, which over time can cause serious health problems.
North Mississippi Medical Center 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.
Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Program
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 and Tupelo.
All of these services are available through physician referral. Until there's a cure, we will continue to offer hope and help.
Living with diabetes is a daily challenge. NMMC's 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 of their condition.
Healthy Cooking Class
NMMC's Diabetes Treatment Center periodically 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.
Diabetes Assistance Fund
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.