Type 2 diabetes is usually managed by your doctor, with the advice and guidance of an diabetes specialist (endocrinologist) for complex issues. Some people also benefit from support from a diabetes educator
Diabetes Centres can provide you with specialised advice to help you manage your diabetes. Diabetes Centres in south western Sydney are located in public hospitals. Your doctor can arrange a referral to a Diabetes Centre near you. Note, that different referral criteria apply to each of Diabetes Centres.
Access is free if you have a Medicare card.
Interpreters are available and will be arranged at no cost to patient.
The Bankstown Diabetes Centre is located at the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital and offers a holistic, multidisciplinary service to individuals with diabetes and their families.
For appointments call: (02) 97228360 or (02) 97228354
The Diabetes Centre is open from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm weekdays, with most clinics and appointments operating from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm inclusive.
The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Nurse Practitioner
- Diabetes Nurse Educators
- Clinical Psychologist
The Bankstown Diabetes Centre provides the following services:
- Diabetes Education Service (one to one and group)
- Complications Assessment Service
Complications screening occurs approximately yearly for most individuals with diabetes who attend diabetes specialist clinics. This is a screening program for people with diabetes (held 1 to 2 weeks prior to attending the Medical Clinic).
Complication screening includes fasting blood tests, checking for circulatory and sensory problems in legs and feet, kidney problems, eye problems, blood pressure (BP) (lying, sitting and standing), waist and hip measurements, plus history of hospitalisations, symptoms of diabetes complications and medication changes.
- Outpatient Stabilisation of Diabetes
A three month support & management service for people on insulin.
- Dietitian Services provide you with individually tailored dietary advice to assist in achieving well-controlled blood glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. The dietitian is involved in group education programs and can provide individual advice for the following:
- Gestational diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Weight loss and diabetes
- Clinical Psychology Service
This service offers assessment and treatment of psychological and emotional difficulties affecting diabetes care.
- Nurse Practitioner Clinic
This clinic provides expert nursing management of diabetes in partnership with general practitioners.
- Young Adults Clinic (YAC)
This clinic is designed to provide multidisciplinary diabetes care for young adults aged 16-25 years.
- Ancillary Services
The Centre is an agent for NDSS administered by Diabetes Australia. Patients enrolled in NDSS can purchase syringes, pen needles and testing strips from the Diabetes Centre.
Hospital-based service offering a group education program for patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
- Patient with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, or
- Family member of a patient with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
- fax to (02) 9616-8026, or
- phone (02) 9616-8510
Macarthur Diabetes Service provides the following services
Group Education Services
- Monthly ‘Understanding Diabetes’ seminar
- Weekly ‘Gestational Diabetes Education’ seminar
- Type 1 Clinic
- Transition Clinic (16-25 years)
- Paediatrics Diabetes Clinic
- Type 2 High Risk Clinic
- Post Discharge Clinic
- GDM Clinic
- Understanding Diabetes Seminar
- Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients without complications
- type 2 diabetes patients previously diagnosed but without education or complications
- Transition Clinic:
- Patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes who are 16-25 years old
- Referral to Endocrinologist required
- Paediatric Diabetes Clinic: Patients with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes < 18 years
- Type 2 diabetes High Risk Clinic:
- Type 2 diabetes patients on insulin
- Type 2 diabetes patients with complications
For further information, contact (02) 4634-4028.
Referral letter by your GP to be faxed to: (02) 4634 4045
Liverpool Hospital Diabetes Centre provides services to:
- People with Type 2 diabetes (there are some restriction for Educator and Dietitian services)
- Type 1 diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
Your GP will need to fax a referral before you are given an appointment.
Phone: 8738 4577
Ph: 8738 8296
Fax: 8738 7979
Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.
High Risk Foot Clinic Liverpool requires a referral from your general practitioner or medical officer.
How to seek help from High Risk Foot Clinic (HRFC)
- You require a current referral from a Medical Officer or GP
- Urgent referrals may be faxed to the High Risk Foot Clinic (F: 8738 7979)
- Telephone for appointment from Outpatients and discussed pathology with the hospital staff member to ascertain the urgency of your case
- Bring a list of current medications and any x-rays or scans that have been performed
- Most commonly used footwear should be worn to appointment
Bankstown Hospital Podiatry Services
- Diabetes Centre Ph: 9722 8360
- Podiatry Department Ph: 9722 7768
Fairfield Hospital Podiatry Services
Ph: 9616 8324
Macarthur Podiatry Services
Ph: 4654 6155
The Macarthur Podiarty Service is for residents living in : Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee Council areas
Links to other organisations:
- Australian Podiatry Association (NSW)
- Australasian Podiatry Council
- Australian Wound Management Association