Diabetes Management Center

Inpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training

  • This is provided as part of routine patient care
  • Basic skills are provided including diabetes physiology, medications, glucose monitoring, and nutrition management.

Outpatient Diabetes Self-Management Training

  • Comprehensive diabetes self-management training is provided including diabetes physiology, blood glucose monitoring, nutrition management, medications, activity / exercise guidelines, short term and long term complications, and the psychology of living with a chronic disease.
  • Outpatient diabetes self-management training is provided in classes of less than 10 persons or in specific cases, one-on-one consultations.
  • Covered by Medicare and most other insurances. (Patient should check with personal insurance to verify coverage)
  • Recognized by the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

  • Physician's referral required
  • Up to 288 blood glucose readings a day – up to 864 readings in a 72-hour time period.
  • This diagnostic service gives a better picture of how your blood glucose changes throughout the day
  • Covered by Medicare and most other insurances. (Patient should check with personal insurance to verify coverage)
  • For more information: Contact the Diabetes Management Center at 601.376.2485.

Diabetes Support Group

Meets third Tuesday of every month 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the CMMC Medical Office BUilding located next to the hospital - 1860 Chadwick Drive, Suite 100.

  • Past topics included:
    • Super Market Tours (guided tour in a local supermarket to demonstrate label reading and analysis to promote healthy, cost minded food choices)
  • Depression and Chronic Disease (presented by our Psychiatric support staff)
  • Community Awareness, Recognition and Treatment of insulin resistance to delay onset of diabetes and prevent the onset of complications.

 Diabetes Management in Your Community

  • Community health fairs (organized through CMMC Marketing Department )
  • Senior Health programs (organized through CMMC Marketing Department and Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi )
  • School Health programs (organized through CMMC Marketing Department and Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi )
  • Camp Kandu and Not a Sweet Subject(organized through Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi ). Camp Kandu is a diabetes day camp for children with diabetes that has a strong education component for parents. While the children play under the direction of volunteer expert diabetes trained staff, the parents learn about the day-to-day living issues of having a child with diabetes. Not A Sweet Subject is an education program for school and / or daycare staff wanting to know more about safety, management, teaching and working with children with diabetes.
  • Professional Education and Consultation programs have included:
  • Issues in Patient Compliance
  • Gestational Diabetes Management
  • Implications for the newborn
  • Implications for the Post Partum Woman
  • Patient Motivation
  • Diabetes in Children
  • ADA Education Recognition