Leighsa Cornwell, RN,CDCES

About the provider

Leighsa is a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator. She provides diabetes education and continuous follow-up care for diabetic patients.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am to 4 pm

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Additional Information

Leighsa provides education and guidance related to:

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Carbohydrate consumption
  • Lab results (A1C, fasting glucose, c-peptide, serum insulin level)
  • Blood sugar checks and personalized targets
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Blood sugar medications
  • Exercise and blood sugar
  • Understanding nutrition labels

She joined Horizon Health in 2011 as the community health and disease management coordinator. She is part of a diabetes team that includes endocrinology, primary care, podiatry, nutrition, and diabetes education.

Education
  • College
  • Registered Nurse Indiana State University
  • Bachelors Degree in Community Health Indiana State University
  • Board Certification
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
Areas of Interest:
  • Diabetes Education
Organizations
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators

Podcast: Diabetes – Part 3

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses pre-diabetes, levels of care, and resources available. The discussion includes children and the foods to avoid.

Podcast: Diabetes – Part 2 (food)

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses food and the importance of knowing what you're putting into your body.

Podcast: Diabetes – Part 1

Leighsa Cornwell, RN, certified diabetes educator, discusses the prevalence of diabetes in children. The discussion includes how to stay well if you are diabetic, including the complications to watch for.