Diabetes - Adult Diabetes Service

The Armadale Health Service Diabetes Team provides:

  • Diabetes Self-management education and
  • Diabetes Multi-disciplinary Clinic

The Adult Diabetes Team is comprised of:

Diabetes education

Intake criteria:

  • Type 1 Diabetes (excluding patients on insulin pumps)
  • Complex Type 2 Diabetes with at least 1 complication and/or HbA1c >9.0% (not newly diagnosed)
  • Gestational Diabetes.

Individual appointments

Our diabetes educators and dietitians provide individual appointments for patients with Type 1 Diabetes, complex Type 2 Diabetes 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 Insulin Therapy Order Form (PDF 90KB).

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, 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 31KB), and fax to 9391 1134.

Diabetes Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

Intake criteria:

  • Complex Type 2 Diabetes with at least 1 complication and/or HbA1c >9.0% (not newly diagnosed)

The clinic is comprised of:

  • Consultant Physician
  • CredentialedDiabetes Educator
  • Senior Dietitian

The multi-disciplinary clinic runs weekly on Friday from 12:30pm - 4:30pm.

Referrals:

  • Please refer through the Central Referral System
  • Urgent referrals, please call 9391 1111

Contact us

First floor, Armadale Health Service
3056 Albany Highway, Armadale
Phone: 9391 1111
Fax: 9391 1134

Operating hours:
8am to 4pm (Monday to Friday)

Referral forms

Diabetes Education Referral Form (PDF 31KB)

Insulin Therapy Order Form (PDF 90KB)