Nationally Recognized Diabetes Care at Providence

The Joslin Diabetes Center is recognized as a national and international leader in diabetes treatment and research - and now this specialized training and expertise in diabetes treatment is available for the first time in Washington, DC at Providence Hospital.

The Joslin Diabetes Center was established more than 100 years ago as the private practice of Elliott P. Joslin, MD, a diabetes specialist for over 60 years.  It is now based in Boston, MA and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, with 115 years of success in educating people with diabetes and helping them live long and healthy lives.

Providence Hospital is bringing the best in diabetes care and education to the community with the opening of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence.  The focus of the program is diabetes education for patients and their families, with medical consultation available upon request.

Joslin Diabetes Center treats diabetes of all types, including: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes in pregnancy, and pre-conception counseling.  The knowledgeable physicians and diabetes specialists at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital take a unique, comprehensive case management approach to care for patients with diabetes, meeting all of your health needs as your condition changes, and ensuring the optimal standards of care for you or your loved one.

The Devastating Impact of Diabetes on our Community

Diabetes is one of America’s most prevalent chronic diseases, and in the Washington, DC area the number of adults with diabetes is about 7.7 per thousand residents - well above the national average of 6.7.  More than 25 million Americans already have diabetes, and an additional 40 million adults over age 40 are at risk with pre-diabetes.

On average, people diagnosed with diabetes incur nearly four times as many medical costs as people without the disease.  The medical complexity of diabetes requires specially trained health care professionals as well as the range of services that a quality hospital like Providence offers at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach to Diabetes Treatment

Providence Hospital physicians and diabetes educators work in close collaboration with your primary care provider to maximize your success at managing diabetes or preventing it from developing in the first place.  The Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program administered by Joslin Diabetes Center is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

The Providence diabetes treatment and education program is personalized to your condition, with a team of diabetes educators and nutritionists who will work to customize a patient care plan which meets your needs.  You will follow up with the educators to help you stay on track, and we have a variety of educational options from which to choose.

If you need an endocrinologist or a primary care physician specialized in training people with diabetes, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital has those services readily available.  The program also offers the expertise of Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and registered dietitians with specialized medical training to teach you the best methods to manage your diabetes.

Visit a Diabetes Specialist in Your Neighborhood

In some cases of diabetes, there are no symptoms.  If you have any questions about diabetes, or to learn more about our diabetes treatment and education services, please contact one of the specialists at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital.  To Find a Physician who can help you manage your diabetes, click here or call our physician referral services line at 1-855-823-WELL.  To find out more about our Diabetes Services or to make an appointment with a Providence diabetes specialist today, call 202-854-7128, Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM.

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital is located at:

Suite 110 - DePaul Professional Building
Providence Hospital
1160 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

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Main hospital Phone: (202) 854 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180