The Magnolia Diabetes Center is dedicated to providing expert diabetes care and education to the people of our community. The Southern states comprise what the Centers of Disease call "The Diabetes Belt", Mississippi currently ranks number 1 in the United States in the number of diabetics we have in our population. We see this as an appalling number and want to do all that we can to improve the health of everyone in our area. We follow the current guidelines and recommendations for treatment and education as outlined by the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The MRHC Diabetes Center offers in-patient physician referrals for diabetes treatment as well as both inpatient and outpatient education.
Educate yourself and be aware
- Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes
- Diabetes Dictionary
- Diabetes Risk Assessment Test
- Diabetes Alert Zones
We advocate the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors as part of our healthy initiative. We support the primary goal of diabetes education as being there to provide knowledge and skills, helping to identify barriers to effective self-care, facilitate both problem solving as well as coping skills. Our educational focus is on learning and living the 7 identified self-care behaviors that are necessary for improved health and quality of life. These behaviors are listed below.
Diabetes care and education is an ongoing, interactive process involving the person with diabetes (and/or the caregiver or family) and a diabetes educator. Our goal is to help each individual realize their optimal health status, have a better quality of life, and reduce the need for costly health care.
- An Adult Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
- A Certified Diabetes Educator
In addition, we have access to the knowledge and skill of Registered/Licensed Dietitians and Physical/Occupational Therapists. We support the concept that it takes a village to care for each individual “One Patient at a Time”.
Please call 662-293-1485 or 662-293-1204 for more information. You may also contact Cathy Byars, firstname.lastname@example.org