The Hageman Foundation was formed to assist patients and their families in coping with the realities of being diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) and to provide them with education and support. Our mission also encompasses related medical issues such as Pancreatogenic Diabetes (a diabetes condition following the removal of the pancreas) and the Whipple Procedure.
The founder, Linda Hageman, has been a Registered Nurse for more than 30 years and was diagnosed with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN1) in 1989. Both her mother and maternal uncle were diagnosed with MEN 10 years earlier. She has had adenoma involvement with all three of the endocrine glands. The 3 P’s, that are common with MEN1 are the Parathyroids, Pancreas, andPituitary. Linda has had multiple parathyroid surgeries, a Thompson Procedure (removal of the tail of the Pancreas and the Spleen), and a complete Whipple Procedure (removal of the rest of the Pancreas, Gall Bladder, and part of the duodenum and stomach). As a result of these procedures, she now has surgical diabetes.
Linda’s passion is to help others with endocrine disease. The Hageman Foundation offers seminars, guest speakers, and literature to patients, families, and medical professionals. We are a non-profit corporation and classified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS.
Please contact us if you would like more information about these services.
The Hageman Foundation
1027 Hampshire Drive
Maryville, Tennessee 37801
Support and Contact Lines:
Toll Free: 866.612.8579