Nationally Recognized Diabetes Care at Providence

Based in Boston, MA and affiliated with Harvard Medical School, the Joslin Diabetes Center is recognized as a national and international leader in diabetes treatment and research. The Center was established more than 100 years ago as the private practice of Elliott P. Joslin, MD., a diabetes specialist for over 60 years.  The Joslin Diabetes Center has 115 years of experience helping people with diabetes to live long and healthy lives.  We are bringing the best in diabetes care and education to you.  The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital has a strong focus on patient education, with medical consultation available upon request.  

Diabetes conditions treated include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy, pre-conception counseling, and gestational diabetes.  The knowledgeable physicians and medical professionals at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital take a unique comprehensive case management approach to care for diabetes patients, meeting your changing needs and assuring the optimal standards of care for you or your loved one.

How Diabetes impacts the Washington DC Community

Diabetes is one of America’s most prevalent chronic diseases. And in the DC area the number of adults with diabetes is about 7.7 per thousand residents – 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 with diabetes incur nearly four times as much in 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.

Our multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care

Our physicians and diabetes educators work in close collaboration with your primary care provider to maximize your success.  Our Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) program is nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association.  The difference with our program is the personal relationship with diabetes educators, who will customize a plan to meet your needs.  You will follow up with the educators to help you stay on track, and we have a variety of education options from which to choose.  

If you need an endocrinologist or a primary care physician specialized in treating people with diabetes, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Providence Hospital has those services readily available.  Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are registered nurses or registered dietitians who have distinct and specialized medical knowledge to teach you the best ways to manage your diabetes.

Visit a Diabetes Specialist in Your Neighborhood

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 202-269-7128, Monday - Friday from 8AM - 5PM.

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

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

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Main hospital Phone: (202) 269 7000

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