A general practitioner referral is required for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of type1 or type 2 diabetes (not pre-diabetes). In addition patients who have presented with a TIA (to TIA clinic) and patients who have presented with a macrovascular event and who have no specialist involvement are also able to be reviewed.
Outpatient diabetes health assessment service for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Reside in NSLHD
- Patient is diagnosed with Type 1
- Managed by GP with no Endocrinology input
- Patient is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with one or more of the following:
- Failure to achieve glycaemic targets (i.e. HbA1c > 7%)
- Failure to respond to optimum therapy
- Development or progression of complications
- Heavy proteinuria with short disease duration in the absence of other micro vascular complications
- Other complicating circumstances (e.g. mental illness, neurocognitive impairment)
- Moved out of NSLHD
- Ongoing review at RNSH Endocrine Clinic
- Managed by Private Endocrinologist
- Diabetes is stable (i.e HbA1c < 7% without hypoglycaemia, no change in treatment for the last 12 months)
Referrals should be addressed correctly to: Prof Greg Fulcher – Sydney Diabetes Health Assessment Unit (SDHAU) and either
Fax: 9463 1045
Email: [email protected]w.gov.au
Post: SDHAU, Clinic 1, Level 3, ASB, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065
Please contact the Nurse Unit Manager on 02 9463 1427.
The diabetes health assessment takes approximately one hour.
Eyes may be dilated for eye photography. Patients are encouraged to bring sunglasses and someone to drive them home in case their vision is not suitable.
Patients are asked to bring a list of medications and any recent pathology test results, bloods may be taken on the day but fasting is not essential.