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Mississippians w/"Sugarbeetus"


Mississippians w/"Sugarbeetus"

A group for Mississippians affected by diabetes!

Location: Mississippi
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2012

I got "Sugar"!!!

Hello & welcome to the Mississippians with "Sugarbeetus" group. I have created this group for all members of who hail from or live in the Mighty Magnolia state! Please join in & start connecting!!!

I am proud to be from the South - where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come w/ gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. Have a good day y'all!!!

Diabetes Forum

Gotta Get Fit!

Started by Monica Jan 17, 2012. 0 Replies

Hey y'all!!! (In my Paula Deen voice) Does anyone have any advice for those of us who are having difficulty shedding unwanted pounds?? Or would anyone care to share your story about how you succeeded…Continue

Just Wondering...

Started by Monica. Last reply by Karen M. Mar 20, 2009. 2 Replies

Hi everyone! Do any of you have problems with your feet or legs? I have trouble with edema in my lower legs & feet as well as skin infections on my feet. What should I do to better manage this?

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Comment by brokenpole on December 31, 2011 at 7:25am

Hello all. I am a T2 that lives in Vicksburg. Was Dx'd in 1988.

Comment by Elisa on April 29, 2010 at 1:43pm
Hi all! I just joined I live up north, but am working on a health care initiative in the State of Mississippi that brings diabetes self-management education classes to individuals 18 years and older for a period of time. The program is called Mississippi Health First and is being brought to you by a collaborative of Federal and non federal partners that wanted to combine resources in order to reach the most people. To learn more about the program, email or If you know someone that would benefit from attending these free education classes, please pass the word along!
Comment by Monica on August 1, 2009 at 11:33am
Thank you for the info! We all could use the support of your foundation!
Comment by Diabetes Foundation of MS on July 21, 2009 at 3:00pm
Not sure how many of you know about us, but the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is here to help! Here's our Web site: If you ever have questions or need information about anything, please don't hesitate to call us: 1-877-DFM-CURE. Also, feel free to add us on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter ( Have a nice day!!
Comment by Monica on June 6, 2009 at 2:54pm
I just wanted to say Hello to all members of our group! Thank you sincerely for taking the time to join & please feel free to make yourself at home!!! I welcome all of you to create/join in on discussions, ask questions of the other members, and create new & lasting friendships!


Comment by ODESSA BROWN on June 6, 2009 at 2:42pm
hello sugarbeetus,just want to give a shout out to everyone,hope everyone is happy and well in jacktown and all over this big mississippi's a beautiful day here and hot,hot,hot,so keep cool and stay well.bye for now,talk later!!!odessa
Comment by Karen M. on March 20, 2009 at 4:35pm
Hi I am living with the diabetes diagnosis for over 40 years now. Been doing this since 1964 when I was dignosed at the ripe old age of 10 years. Living with the disease has been interesting and I am now a stay at home person since this disease caused me to have lows that left me unconscious and goofy. You see I have hypoglycemia unawareness. And so now I am just doing nothing but enjoying my 2 German Shepherds and taking care of my home. Things have really changed around here with my income gone but you know what God has never given me more than He and I can handle together. It is nice to see there are others here and I do hope to be active with this group. Have a glorious day and remember that smiling gives your soul a chance to be the light for all the world to see. Karen M.
Comment by Monica on March 18, 2009 at 9:34am

Comment by ODESSA BROWN on March 4, 2009 at 9:05pm
this is odessa again,feeling all alone in this big bad city of jacktown mississippi,so let us make some friends
Comment by Gina on January 29, 2009 at 8:31pm
I live in Colorado now, but come from South MS. Cute group. Love it!

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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