- T1DM: All persons with newly diagnosed and pre-existing T1DM requiring education and/or support with their diabetes management.
T2DM: All persons with newly diagnosed T2DM requiring education and/or support with dietary management and/or oral therapies and/or incretin therapy and/or insulin to support their diabetes management.
GDM: All women with gestational diabetes requiring education and/or insulin therapy or as directed by their primary care physician, endocrinologist, specialist and/or midwife.
Any other individuals with documented hyperglycaemia-related events requiring education on blood glucose monitoring and/or prescribed therapy to manage hyperglycaemia.
Referrals for diabetes education will only be accepted if the individual requiring education has a primary care physician and/or endocrinologist and/or specialist, as recommendations for therapy and the diabetes care plan made by the diabetes nurse educator/dietitian/psychologist will be communicated to the consulting physician as discussed with the individual during the diabetes education appointment.
By phone: 02 9463 1677, with a physician referral to follow via fax or mail.
By fax: 02 9363 1045, please include diagnostic serum lab results if new diagnosis.
Urgent cases require assessment first by a physician who makes a diagnosis of diabetes and/or determines that crisis is warranting an urgent referral for diabetes education, and referrals must include the prescribed therapy requisite for the urgent referral (management of hyper- and/or hypoglycaemia), in order for an individual to be seen urgently for diabetes education.
If out-patient urgent referral, contact by phone: 02 9463 1677, Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and state explicitly that the referral is urgent.
For in-patient urgent referrals, contact the intake diabetes nurse educator by calling the Royal North Shore Hospital switch 02 9926 7111.
Contact the Endocrinologist on-call if outside of open hours.