Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center/Endocrinology

Contact Information:
6565 N. Charles St.
Pavilion East - Suite 507
Baltimore, MD 21204
P: 443-849-2036
F: 443-849-8999
Meet Our Team
Hours of Operation:
The Center is open Mondays through Fridays and morning, afternoon, and evening appointment times are available. Please call the Center for our hours: 443-849-2036.
Mission:

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center will provide personalized diabetes self-management training and education, nutrition education, and emotional support to help people achieve optimal health and well-being in a pleasant, caring environment.

About Us:

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center at GBMC offers a comprehensive approach to diabetes education and treatment for all types of diabetes, including type 1, type 2, and gestational. Pediatric as well as adult patients may be referred to the Center. The diabetes education team consists of Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses, and all are Certified Diabetes Educators. People with diabetes can learn about diabetes self-management, including self-blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy, the use of continuous glucose sensors, and other diabetes tools to help manage their diabetes. Diabetes nutrition and meal planning, physical activity, and the use of diabetes medications, as needed, are some of the topics discussed and presented at the Center. Our program also extends out to the various GBMA primary care sites. Please contact the specific GBMA site for details.

In addition to diabetes nutrition education, the Registered Dietitians at the Center provide personalized medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education for other conditions, such as renal (kidney) disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, high triglycerides), healthy eating, obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac (heart) disease, eating disorders, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center staff of Certified Diabetes Educators provides individual diabetes education as well as type 2 diabetes group classes to about 3,000 people with diabetes and their family/significant others annually. Board-certified endocrinologists (doctors who specialize in diabetes) are available to treat and manage diabetes. Support group meetings are held several times a year and attendance is free of charge.

The Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as meeting the ADA National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. People with diabetes receive a thorough assessment of their medical condition and the team provides individual or type 2 diabetes group education classes to help the person achieve and maintain better diabetes control. With diabetes self-management skills and improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, people with diabetes can reduce the risk of complications and significantly improve the quality of their lives.

Appointments:

An initial individual appointment with a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) for diabetes education or with a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist for a nutrition-related condition is for one hour and follow-up appointments are available in 30-minute and 45-minute time slots. Group classes for type 2 diabetes are available weekly in morning, afternoon, and evening hours. One-hour initial and follow-up appointments with a board-certified endocrinologist are also available. Please call 443-849-2036 to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.

The Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center is located at 6565 N. Charles Street, in Physicians Pavilion East, Suite 507, on the GBMC campus. From 695 (Beltway) or downtown:
  • 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 Pavilion East and park in the Iris Parking Garage.
  • Enter the Pavilion East and take the first elevator on the left up to the 5th floor. Follow the sign to Suite 507.
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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 (pass Towsontown Blvd.)
-GBMC is at the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.
-Follow as above.

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 (pass Towsontown Blvd.)
-GBMC is at the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.
-Follow as above.

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 (pass Towsontown Blvd.)
-GBMC is at the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.
-Follow as above.

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 (pass Towsontown Blvd.)
-GBMC is at the next light
-Turn left into the Medical Center.
-Follow as above.

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