Diabetes

Our goal is to provide every patient with expert care, quality information, and the resources they need to manage their diabetes successfully. The Diabetes and Endocrine Center at MedStar Harbor Hospital is staffed by an experienced endocrinologist, nurse educator, and diabetes educator, who provides both inpatient and outpatient care to our patients.

Endocrine Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Overactive adrenal glands
  • Underactive adrenal glands
  • Osteoporosis
  • Calcium disorders
  • Paget’s disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Pituitary disorders

Diabetes Services

  • Self-management — Learn the skills and training you need to manage on your own, including glucose monitoring.
  • Nutritional instruction — Dietitians are on staff to support your management plan.
  • Medication management — Instruction for those needing insulin initiation.
  • Educational Programs — Programs available for patients, community residents, and healthcare providers. 
  • Individual Educator Appointments — Meet with the nurse and dietitian to learn skills to manage your diabetes, available for women experiencing gestational diabetes. Read more below.

Diabetes Education

 With proper referrals, persons with diabetes can schedule an appointment with our nurse educator or dietitian educator for individual education sessions. A referral from your primary care provider and pre-approval from your health insurance provider is required. Patients are strongly encouraged to bring a family member or support person to any of our teaching sessions. At your appointment, your educator will teach you helpful tools for managing your diabetes, including:

  • Living a healthy life, despite your diabetes
  • Controlling your diabetes
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Preventing and slowing down diabetes complications
  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising
  • Taking your medications properly
  • Foot care
  • The role of regular follow-up care
  • Counting carbohydrates
  • Coping with challenges of having diabetes

Location Information

To schedule an appointment, please call 

855-546-1184

 

MedStar Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover St.
Outpatient Center, Suite 102
Baltimore, MD 21225
Fax: 866-625-0283

Pasadena
8026 Ritchie Highway
Suite A
Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: 410-590-8844

Dietitian

Janice James, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
Phone: 410-350-2555
Room NA-159