Diabetes Care Center
The King's Daughters' Health Diabetes Care Center is accredited by the American Diabetes Association for excellence in diabetes education. Diabetes education and assistance is provided on an outpatient basis by individual appointment.
The Diabetes Care Center provides education and resources for patients and families dealing with diabetes. Our diabetes educator provides counseling services for newly diagnosed and longtime diabetes patients. She assists patients with nutritional assessments, diabetes resources and information about new, innovative treatments.
Patients ages 18 and older are seen by appointment. Most insurance covers diabetes education (often there is a co-payment). Appointments can be made through your provider's office or by contacting the Diabetes Care Center at 812.801.0611. Debbie Cross, RN, is our certified diabetes educator. Cross has been a registered nurse with King's Daughters' Health for over 25 years.
Living with diabetes isn't easy, but managing the disease is important. The good news: Diabetes can be controlled with proper nutrition, blood sugar (glucose) monitoring and appropriate medication. In some cases, Cross says, exercising and losing weight helps eliminate the need for diabetes medication. Most important, managing diabetes is not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.