Diabetes Care and Endocrine Disorders | MedStar Health

Welcome to personalized care for diabetes and endocrine disorders

You’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience of our MedStar Health providers who take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating diabetes and endocrine disorders, including thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, adrenal disease, lipid disorders, osteoporosis, and more. 

Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder, and at MedStar Health, we are committed to the individualized care and education that patients need to manage their type 1 or type 2 diabetes. We have extensive experience with the newest research-based treatments and technologies for managing diabetes. We offer award-winning education and support programs at various MedStar Health locations that help patients understand their health needs and empower them with the knowledge to take good care of themselves.

Our providers are also highly experienced with thyroid disorders, another common endocrine condition. We offer state-of-the-art fine needle biopsy, and we work closely with our surgical team when surgical procedures are required for this or other endocrine conditions. 

A team approach to your care

At MedStar Health, our wide array of specialists allows us to take a multidisciplinary approach to your diabetes and endocrinology needs, so you have a collaborative team involved in your care. 

We consult with your primary care provider and also work closely with surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, orthopedists, and other specialists as needed. For our patients with diabetes, your MedStar Health team may include the following specialists:

  • Endocrinologist
  • Certified Diabetes Educator 
  • Registered Dietician
  • Podiatrist
  • Wound Specialist 
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social Worker 

Special services and programs for diabetes

Our providers can recommend programs offered throughout the MedStar Health system to help patients better manage their diabetes, including:

Featured program: Diabetes Bootcamp

Our Bootcamp is a 12-week program for patients with type 2 diabetes and an A1C of 9% or higher. It starts with an initial intensive one-on-one review of your diet, activity, and self-care habits, followed by education and weekly virtual visits with a diabetes nurse practitioner who helps design a personalized diabetes plan that focuses on lifestyle interventions and medical therapy that you can follow long term. It will help you understand your condition, and help you feel better and improve your health. On average, participants lower their A1C by 3%, which translates to an average glucose drop of about 90 mg/dL over 3 months.

To learn more about Diabetes Boot Camp in both the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas, ask your doctor or call 202-877-5403.

A group of 5 doctors from the MedStar Health Pituitary specialty group pose for a photo in the lobby of MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Meet our providers

Our award-winning and highly experienced endocrinology specialists and diabetes care team members are leaders in their field.

Research and education

Clinical trials

Our MedStar Health endocrinologists are active in several clinical trials related to diabetes management. These include:

SELECT: A study evaluating the effect of semaglutide on heart outcomes in patients who are overweight or obese.

GRADE: A study to compare the effect of different FDA-approved medications on improving blood glucose levels.

SUNRISE: A study to evaluate the effectiveness of a medication that modulates immunity in type 1 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients.

CHIEF-HF: A study to evaluate the ability of canagliflozin to help improve quality of life, functional status, and health status in patients with heart failure.

EMPA-KIDNEY: A study to evaluate the effect of empagliflozin on progression of kidney and heart disease in patients who have baseline kidney problems with or without diabetes.

Informational videos

We host occasional Facebook Live and other events, designed to bring the insights of our medical experts directly to you.