To make an appointment please contact us at 202-865-3350.

NOTICE: The Diabetes Treatment Center has a telehealth initiative that involves community outreach through video conferencing with a diabetes educator and providing patients with a personal health record that they can view and share with other health care providers. For more information, please
call 202-865-3350.



Patient Services: The Diabetes Treatment Center provides the following services:

  • Endocrinology Services – Clinical Management of diabetes is provided by a board certified endocrinologist and endocrinology fellows. The primary care physician can refer a patient for evaluation by an endocrinologist. Please refer to the Endocrinology section of the referral form.

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education – Howard University Hospital Diabetes Self-Management Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards for diabetes education. Group and individual education is available. Patients with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes may be referred. Patients may also be referred for selective services such as glucose monitoring instruction, insulin initiation, insulin pump start and continuous glucose monitoring.

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy – Individual nutritional counseling is provided by our registered dietician who is certified in diabetes education. This service helps patients determine their daily calorie requirements and designs individual meal plans to help them achieve weight and metabolic goals. Please see the MNT section of the referral form.

  • Podiatry – Patients who are seen by the endocrinologist in the Diabetes Treatment Center may be referred to our podiatrist for a foot examination.

  • Pharmacy Counseling – Medication counseling is available to patients who are seen in the Diabetes Treatment Center. Our pharmacy staff will meet with patients and review their current medication and make recommendations when needed.

  • Retinal Screening – The Diabetes Treatment Center is equipped with the DigiScope EyeTel Imaging System. This state-of-the-art telemedicine system allows us to screen for diabetic retinopathy and prioritize the patients who need an immediate ophthalmology consultation.

  • Autonomic Nervous System Screening – The Diabetes Treatment Center is equipped with an ANSAR machine. This machine measures the health of the autonomic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system that controls the heart, lungs, digestive system, sexual function, pupil diameter and sweating. Patients who are seen by the endocrinologist in the Diabetes Treatment Center may be referred for this testing.