Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center/Endocrinology

Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center
Contact Information:
6565 N. Charles St.
Suite 507
Baltimore, MD 212104
p: 443-849-2036
f: 443-849-8999
Meet Our Team
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
About Us:

Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC is certified by the American Diabetes Association and treats more than 3,000 patients annually. The center offers a comprehensive approach to diabetes care and treatment for all forms of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. In addition to providing individualized support, the center's services are designed to educate outpatients on the importance of self-management skills and lifestyle changes. The center also provides personalized education for other relevant conditions including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, eating disorders, unexplained weight loss, celiac disease, irritable bowel disease and renal disease among others. The Geckle Center also will visit GBMC's inpatients to educate them on how to use their meter.

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Initially, patients receive a thorough review of their medical condition and lifestyle. Then a physician assistant, nurse or dietitian, all diabetes educators, provide education and self-management training that is individualized to offer maximum effectiveness and diabetes control. With good diabetes control, individuals with diabetes can feel well and significantly reduce their risk for long-term complications. By mastering the self-management skills necessary for blood sugar control, they become the leaders in their own health care.
Services Offered:

Diabetes and its complications can be controlled with self-management skills including blood glucose monitoring and proper meal planning. This is taught through the following services: T2DM Basic Diabetes Education Classes, Gestational Diabetes Classes, Individual Instruction , Insulin Pump Training and Continuous Glucose Monitoring. The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center has nurses, dietitians and a Physician Assistant trained in the intricacies of diabetes care and other medical conditions, who treat clients from age 2 to adult.

With outpatient services, the Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center offers the following:
  • Self-management Instruction
  • Instruction on insulin pumps
  • Instruction gestational diabetes
  • One-on-one education for other conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, eating disorders, unexplained weight loss, celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, renal disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and tube feedings

From Pennsylvania:
-GBMC is approximately 25 minutes from the Pennsylvania border.
-Take I-83 South until it splits left to I-695 East (Towson)
-Take I-695 and immediately turn right on to exit 25, Charles Street
-Turn left from the exit ramp
-And left again on to Charles Street
-Go South for 1.5 miles past Towsontown Blvd.
-GBMC is the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.

From Eastern Shore:
-Take the Bay Bridge to 97 North (Baltimore)
-Follow I-695 (Baltimore Beltway)
-Take I-695 North (Towson) Exit 25, Charles Street
-Turn left from the exit ramp
-And left again on to Charles Street
-Go South for 1.5 miles past Towsontown Blvd.
-GBMC is the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.

From Delaware:
-Take I-95 south to I-695 West (Towson) Follow 695 to Exit 25, Charles Street
-Turn left from the exit ramp
-And left again on to Charles Street
-Go South for 1.5 miles past Towsontown Blvd.
-GBMC is the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.

From Washington, DC., BWI Airport:
-Take I-295 North (BWI Parkway) to I-695 West (Towson)
-Follow I-695 to Exit 25, Charles Street
-Turn left from the exit ramp
-And left again on to Charles Street
-Go South for 1.5 miles past Towsontown Blvd.
-GBMC is the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center is located at 6565 N. Charles Street, in Physicians Pavilion East, Suite 507, on the GBMC campus. Enter from Charles Street. Take a parking ticket from the booth. Bear to the right at the fork in the road. Follow the signs to PPE - Iris Park.  Park in Iris Park Garage. Enter the Physicians Pavilion East and take the first elevator on the left up to the 5th floor. 

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