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Diabetes service - Ryde Hospital

Ground floor

Denistone House

Ryde Hospital

Denistone Road

Eastwood

2122

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Diabetes service - Ryde Hospital

Contact us

Phone: (02) 9858 7580

(Please note the phone will often be transferred to voicemail - please leave a message with your phone number)

Fax: (02) 9858 7511

After hours/urgent contact: If your call is urgent please advise us in your message, or phone Ryde Hospital switchboard on (02) 9858 7888 and ask to page the diabetes educator or diabetes team doctor (business hours only).

After hours urgent concerns please contact your GP or hospital emergency department.

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 17:00

 What we do

We are a multidisciplinary co-located diabetes service and welcome adults with diabetes mellitus (aged over 18 years). We are here to help people with diabetes and complex care needs who live within the Ryde and Hunters Hill local government areas, and some surrounding areas.

We provide specialist consults with friendly, professional, and supportive diabetes doctors (endocrinologists), accredited diabetes nurse educators, dietitians, and podiatrists.


We care for and treat people with:

  • Complex diabetes care needs
  • We see people with Type 1, Type 2 and ‘LADA Type 1.5’ diabetes
  • Fear of insulin
  • Low blood glucose levels (hypos)
  • Complications from diabetes
  • Complex diabetes treatments
  • Diabetes distress impacting on self care
  • Mental health and diabetes needs
  • Physical and intellectual disabilities
  • Foot wounds
  • Dietary information and carbohydrate counting needs
  • Palliative care patients with diabetes
  • People requiring steroids which can impact on blood glucose levels
  • Elderly people with diabetes
  • Young and middle aged adults with diabetes

 What to bring

  • Blood glucose monitoring records if available
  • Referral letter from doctor
  • Pathology (lab blood tests) results
  • Current list of all medications and injections types/doses (e.g. insulin type) if possible
  • Insulin/injection equipment
  • Blood glucose meter if you have one

 When to visit us

  • Adults with diabetes (aged over 18 years) requiring diabetes tablets, insulin or injection treatments
  • People already using insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices
  • People who wish to use flash glucose monitoring and sensors
  • People experiencing difficulties with diabetes management

 How to visit us

Ryde Hospital provides 350 free car parking spaces spread across six car parks. The main car park comprises both covered and open air parking spaces via Denistone Road. The other large car park is a covered car park in the basement of the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre via Fourth Avenue. There is a patient drop off zone outside the emergency department and a small car park for patients being tested at the COVID-19 clinic.

 Referral information

Medical, allied health or nursing referral is preferred by phone, fax, letter or email.

Please provide written referrals, including recent pathology results and medical history, where possible.

Email: [email protected]
(GP or specialist referral is required for endocrinologist consultations)

 

 

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