Diabetes care at Norton King's Daughters' Health 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 - Mackenzie Torline, RN, BSN - provides education and resources for patients and families dealing with diabetes. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Mackenzie 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.
Diabetes Care Coordinator: 812.801.0611.
We provide assistance for patients with:
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
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, exercising and losing weight helps eliminate the need for diabetes medication. Most important, managing diabetes is not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.
Most insurance covers diabetes education in the outpatient setting (although there is often a co-payment). Contact your insurance provider to verify coverage and/or out-of-pocket expenses. If needed, we can assist you with the process.
If you have questions and/or need help managing diabetes, contact Mackenzie or ask your primary care provider (physician/nurse practitioner) for a referral. One-on-one appointments are available.