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 available in the hospital or by individual appointment.
Our Diabetes Care Coordinator - Alison Simo, MSN, RN, CDE, LDE - provides education and resources for patients and families dealing with diabetes. She also provides counseling services for both newly diagnosed and longtime diabetes patients. Further assistance includes: nutritional assessments, diabetes resources and information about new, innovative treatments.
Most insurance covers diabetes education (although there is often a co-payment). To reach the Diabetes Care Coordinator, call 812.801.0611.
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.