Diabetes Center

80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30303 | (404) 616-3731 | Monday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Tuesday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m

About The Clinic

Grady’s Diabetes Clinic began as an idea of Dr. John K. Davidson in the late 1960s. Dr. Davidson, an Emory attending physician, earned his PhD. under the tutelage of Dr. Charles H. Best, co–discoverer of insulin. The team expanded to include a registered dietitian, podiatrist, medical social worker, financial counselor, eye technician and pharmacist. This multidisciplinary team approach, which includes education and lifestyle changes, resulted in a significant drop in diabetes related amputations and other costly diabetes complications.     
Today, the Diabetes Clinic uses that same multidisciplinary approach to teach patients to better self-manage their diabetes. Patients are evaluated by a team of nurse providers, certified diabetes educators, nutritionists, podiatrists and physician specialized in diabetes care.

In addition to management of blood glucose, the clinic monitors and treats high blood pressure and abnormal cholesterol and lipid levels. Grady’s Diabetes Clinic screens patients as recommended by the American Diabetes Association for diabetes complications and provides appropriate treatment.

New Patients

At Grady’s Diabetes Clinic, we know how important it is to get all your diabetes testing and needed procedures as quickly and easily as possible. We offer a full-service clinic with in-house lab to ensure you get the information and results you need. During your first appointment, a nurse and doctor who are diabetes specialists will assess you. You’ll get classes on ‘sugar’ monitoring, diet, and managing diabetes by certified diabetes educators. We show educational videos to give you a better idea of the impact of diabetes on your life. Also included are comprehensive exams of your eyes and feet.
You’ll need written referral from your primary care doctor. If you have no primary care doctor, you may make an appointment at Grady’s Primary Care Center or any of the Neighborhood Health Centers to see a primary care doctor who can then refer you to the Diabetes Clinic. Please bring your insurance card (private, Medicare, or Medicaid), valid ID and any co-payment to all appointments.”

Services Offered
Diabetes Treatment
Glucose Testing
Comprehensive Diabetes Education
Nutrition Services
Foot Care
Diabetes Related Issues Testing and Treatment
Laboratory Services
Translation Services
Social Services
Financial Counseling
Specialty Clinic (referral required)
What We Treat
Diabetes Mellitus both Type 1 and 2 and related conditions.

Forms you’ll need

download_pdf   Authorization of Treatmentdownload_pdf   Rights & Responsibilities

Maps and directions

To the building
Inside the building

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Public transportation

MARTA offers two options to access Grady Health System’s main campus. MARTA’s bus route options do change, please check MARTA’s website (itsmarta.com) for complete information. Option #1: Rail Take MARTA’s East-West rail line to stop E1 — Georgia State Station. From the station, walk two blocks north on Piedmont Avenue. Turn right onto Gilmer Street. Walk one block east on Gilmer, to Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Option #2: Bus Take MARTA bus Route 99 which passes in front of Grady Memorial Hospital and puts you directly onto the Health System campus.


Butler Street Parking Deck is located at 92 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE and is attached to the Main Grady campus. The deck is open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. Enter the parking deck on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Parking is $1 for every 20 minutes – up to a maximum of $6 per 24-hour period. Pay upon exit using cash, credit or debit card. Click here for directions.

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