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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes services provide information, education and support for people with diabetes, their families and carers. Our team includes diabetes nurse educators, a dietitian and social worker to help both children and adults manage their diabetes.

Contact the Diabetes Centre on 02 4320 3321 Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm for general enquiries.

PDF Document Diabetes Centre brochure (1.36 MB)

PDF Document Young People’s Clinic (134 KB)

Who can access diabetes services

Diabetes services are available to:

  • adults and children with newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their carers
  • women diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • people diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose
  • people with diabetes, their families and carers wanting to update their knowledge about managing diabetes.

For information on how to make an appointment to one of our diabetic services and referral requirements see referrals.

Referrals

You will need a medical referral for all diabetes services. Contact the services below to make an appointment and confirm referral requirements. The Central Coast Specialist Centre must receive a valid referral prior to an appointment being made.

Please fax to: 02 4320 5606. 

Please fax a GP referral to: 02 4320 2239.

Diabetes educators and/or the social worker (the Diabetes Centre): 02 4320 3321. 

Diabetes dietitian: 02 4320 3691. 

Endocrinologist: 02 4320 3266.

Podiatrist: 02 4320 3240. 

Paediatric diabetes clinic (the Specialist Centre): 02 4320 5600.

Pregnancy and diabetes (for antenatal clinics for women with diabetes or gestational diabetes): 02 4320 3389. 

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander clients can attend the Eleanor Duncan Health Centre: 02 4351 1040. 

Young Persons Transition Clinic appointments: Please fax a GP referral addressed to Dr Owais Chaudhri. The new patient will be contacted regarding their appointment once the referral has been triaged by the Endocrinologist.

Adult Insulin Pump Clinic appointments: Please fax a GP referral addressed to both Dr Margaret Layton and Dr Owais Chaudhri. The new patient will be contacted regarding their appointment once the referral has been triaged by the Endocrinologist.

Endocrinologist appointments for adults with diabetes require a GP referral addressed to both Dr Margaret Layton and Dr Owais Chaudhri. The new patient will be contacted regarding their appointment once the referral has been triaged by the Endocrinologist.

Services for adults with type 1 diabetes

A number of services are available for adults with type 1 diabetes including:

  • Insulin adjustment and carbohydrate counting group for people who have type 1 diabetes. You will need a referral from your endocrinologist to attend this group.
  • Consultations conveniently located in community health centres to educate patients and their carers about managing diabetes.
  • A weekly transition clinic for young adults with diabetes who are moving from paediatric diabetes services to adult diabetes services. Held at the Specialist Centre at Gosford Hospital the clinic provides an opportunity for young adults to meet with an endocrinologist, diabetes educator, dietitian and social worker.
  • A monthly insulin pump clinic provides a comprehensive assessment of insulin pump management with an endocrinologist, diabetes educator, dietitian and social worker. Referrals for this clinic should be made to Dr Chaubey.
  • A monthly complications clinic is offered for those patients who have not seen an endocrinologist for more than 2 years and require a comprehensive assessment and development of a management plan by an endocrinologist, diabetes educator, podiatrist, dietitian and social worker.

Services for adults with type 2 diabetes

A number of services are available for adults with type 2 diabetes including:

  • Diabetes ‘getting started group’ for people who have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  • Consultations are available in community health centres to educate patients and their carers about managing diabetes.
  • A monthly complications clinic for patients who have not seen an endocrinologist for more than two years and require a comprehensive assessment and development of a management plan by an endocrinologist, diabetes educator, podiatrist, dietitian and social worker.

Diabetes and pregnancy

  • A gestational diabetes group is held for women who have been newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
  • An antenatal endocrine clinic is held on Monday mornings in the Gosford Hospital Outpatient department for women with diabetes who are pregnant.

Pediatric diabetes services

  • A pediatric diabetes clinic for children, adolescents and their carers is held once per week in the Specialist Centre at Gosford Hospital.

Managing your diabetes while in hospital

  • Your doctors, nurses or other health professionals caring for you during your stay in hospital may refer you to our team if you need support to manage your diabetes while in hospital.
  • Our team provides education and advice to staff and patients to facilitate a safe and timely discharge from hospital.

Useful links

External page link Australian Diabetes Council
Provides resources and information for health care professionals and people living with diabetes in NSW.

External page link Diabetes Australia
Provides resources and information for healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes in Australia.

External page link Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Raises money for research to find a cure for diabetes and better management of diabetes. Provides funding for children to access insulin pumps.

External page link Type 1 Diabetes Network
Developed by people with diabetes for people with diabetes.

External page link Diabetes Kids and Teens
Resources and information for children and adolescents living with diabetes and their families.

External page link Australian Diabetes Educators Association
Provides information for healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes. Has a search engine to find your nearest diabetes educator.

External page link Dietitians Association of Australia
Provides information on living a healthy lifestyle and how to access a dietitian.

External page link Australian Podiatry Association
Podiatry is all about foot health and can act as a key tool in detecting other medical conditions.

External page link Central Coast Health Pathways
Provides information for healthcare professionals about care pathways and how to access local services.

External page link NSW Ministry of Health
Provides diabetes multicultural resources and information.

External page link Diabetes Counselling Online
Free online counselling, education and support service.

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