Diabetes Institute

As a leader in military health care for persons with diabetes, the Diabetes Institute (DI) provides cutting edge diabetes care, education, and research. Endocrinologists and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide individualized and comprehensive care to adults with diabetes at WRNMMC Bethesda, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and the Family Health Centers in Fairfax and Woodbridge, VA.

In 2003 the Joint Commission awarded the DI the Disease-Specific Care Certification for excellence in diabetes care and education. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the prior home to the DI, was the first military treatment facility to receive this certification.

Diabetes education is an essential component of effective diabetes management. The diabetes self management education (DSME) programs are taught by nurses, NPs, dietitians, psychologists, and exercise physiologists who specialize in diabetes and want to help you achieve your very best. Our DSME programs are the only programs at WRNMMC that are recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for meeting the Standards of Care for Diabetes Education.

The DI has a robust and nationally recognized research program that focuses on using technology to help improve diabetes management.


America Bldg, 5th Floor
With the Endocrinology Clinic

Appointments with the Diabetes NPs (requires referral)

Diabetes Education
(301) 319-4768

Diabetes Research
(301) 319-2872

Diabetes newsletter
or mailing list

Ms. Sara Salkind

Information on Diabetes Education at other MTFs
(301) 319- 2872

Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600