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Welcome to Muskegon Diabetes Education & Support


Your local guide for resources and information about diabetes and its management


Contact us if you wish to receive our free quarterly educational newsletter The V.O.I.C.E.


Muskegon Area D.E.S.Inc. is a local 501c3 non-profit organization that originated in 1995 in this community. The Board of Directors consists of professional and lay volunteers.


Our goals are:

  • - To support diabetes education in our community
  • - To empower people with diabetes and their families with the knowledge they need to better manage their diabetes
  • - To Promote a healthier future living with diabetes

We want you to learn all you can. Be informed and be in control of your diabetes. Our educational newsletters are free thanks to the generous donations of individuals, memorials and area businesses.


Muskegon Area D.E.S.Inc. provides:

  • - An informational website regarding diabetes and what is available in this area to help you manage your health care. Make sure you visit all the links. This website is a clearinghouse of information.
  • - Quarterly 10 page educational newsletter which you can receive through regular mail, email (which we prefer as it saves us money), or on this website.
  • - Diabetes informational DVD donated to and available at area libraries called 'Diabetes Home Guide - Skills for Self Care'. The DVD's are available in English and Spanish in the Holland area libraries.
  • - Emergency funds for diabetes supplies for those in financial need.

Education is so important in the management of diabetes. Stay informed and be in charge. Good diabetes management is a team effort. This team should include your primary physician and/or endocrinologist, dietitian, certified diabetes educator, ophthalmologist, podiatrist, dentist, pharmacist, maybe even a counselor or psychologist. Remember though that you are the most important member of your health care team.


We believe that you deserve to be given all the information you need to make the best choices, ask the necessary questions and work with your health care team to make the best decisions in your care. Being in control of your diabetes, and managing its daily challenges makes you feel good about yourself. When you feel good physically and emotionally, it makes it easier to maintain your new healthy lifestyle.


Remember: Information on this website is not a substitute for your own doctor’s advice. Education and communication with your health care team are excellent health care tools.



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