Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center/Endocrinology

Contact Information:
6701 N. Charles St.
Main Hospital - Suite 2372
Towson, 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. The Center accepts referrals for both pediatric and adult patients. The diabetes education team consists of Registered Dietitians and Registered Nurses, all of which are Certified Diabetes Educators. People with diabetes can learn about self-management, including self-blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump therapy, the use of continuous glucose sensors, as well as other tools to help manage their condition. Some of the topics discussed at the Center are nutrition and meal planning, physical activity, and the potential use of medications. Our program also extends out to the various GBMA primary care sites. Please contact the specific GBMA site for details.

Our Registered Dietitians also provide personalized medical nutrition therapy and education for other conditions, such as renal (kidney) disease, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol, high triglycerides), 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 annual group classes for around 3,000 patients with type 2 diabetes and their family/significant others. Support group meetings are also 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. Patients receive a thorough assessment of their medical condition and the team provides individual or group education classes to help them achieve and maintain better diabetes control. With self-management skills and improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, people with diabetes can reduce the risk of complications and significantly improve their quality of life.

Appointments:

Initial individual appointments with a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) for diabetes education or with a Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist for a nutrition-related condition last 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 during 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.

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