Diabetes - Adult Diabetes Service

The Armadale Health Service Diabetes Outpatients Team provides assessment and diabetes self-management education for people with Type 1 Diabetes, complicated Type 2 Diabetes with at least 1 complication and/or HbA1c >9.0% (not newly diagnosed) and Gestational Diabetes.

The Adult Diabetes Team comprise of:

  • Credentialed Diabetes Educators
  • Senior Dietitians
  • Podiatrist
  • Endocrinologist/Physician.

Individual appointments

Our Diabetes Educators and Dietitians provide individual appointments for patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, complicated Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Please note there may be wait times for appointments.

Insulin therapy

Individual appointments are offered for people who are commencing on Insulin therapy or need Insulin change, adjustments or re-education.

Topics we cover during the education are:

  • Insulin therapy, covering insulin administration and disposal of sharps
  • Self-blood glucose monitoring
  • Self-management of hypoglycaemia
  • Problem-solving
  • Dietary considerations.

If you require a Diabetes Educator to adjust Insulin doses, please complete the:

Additional Services:

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS) starts and support
  • Byetta starts
  • Bydureon starts

Gestational Diabetes Group

This is a two-session education program for women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (GDM) to assist with the management of GDM and is run over 2 weeks. Topics covered in this program include:

  • What is gestational diabetes
  • Self-blood glucose monitoring
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Recommended follow- up post gestational diabetes

Referrals and appointments

A referral is required from a general practitioner (GP) or a health professional to access the programs provided by the Armadale Health Service Adult Diabetes Team. When a referral has been received and accepted, the client will be contacted by phone or mail depending on urgency to be invited to attend the appointment.

Please specify in your referral if an interpreter is needed or if the person is hard of hearing or has other disabilities.

How to refer

To refer a patient to the service, complete the diabetes education referral form (PDF 51KB) and fax to (08) 9391 2229 or mail to:

Adult Diabetes Service
Community Health
PO Box 460
Armadale, WA 6992

Contact us

Armadale Community Health and Development Centre
3056 Albany Highway, Armadale
Phone: (08) 9391 2220
Fax: (08) 9391 2229

Operating hours
8.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday)

Referral forms

Diabetes education referral form (PDF 51KB)

Insulin Therapy Order Form (PDF 50KB)