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Departments

Improving Diabetes Care

Inpatient Review Service

Austin Health inpatients who have a diagnosis of diabetes are assessed on their ability to self manage their condition by Diabetes Care Coordinators.

The assessment includes functional care and support need requirements and referrals to additional services are made as required.

Eligibility:

Any Austin Health inpatient with a diagnosis of diabetes

Location:

The Diabetes Care Coordinators are located in the Endocrinology Department, Level 2 Centaur Wing, at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Austin Health.

Referral:

The Diabetes Care Coordinators can be paged on 5235

Diabetes Complications and Assessment Service (DCAS)

Is an outpatient, clinic based education and complication screening service for clients with Diabetes.

The multidisciplinary DCAS team includes endocrinologists, diabetes clinical nurse consultants, dieticians and podiatrists. Access to the HARP Psychologist is also available.

Clients who attend the clinic are reviewed by the endocrinologist and a suggested management plan is developed in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and then forwarded to the client's GP.

The service aims to assist clients in the self-management of their diabetes as well as assist in the prevention of complications relating to their diabetes. We also provide assistance and education for carers and GPs, in the management of clients with diabetes in the local community.

Eligibility:

Any client with diabetes is eligible to attend a DCAS clinic, but all clients must have a GP referral.

Location and times:

The DCAS clinics are held in the following locations:

  • Darebin Community Health Service (Northcote)- Thursday morning, once a week
  • Banyule Community Health Service (Greensborough)- Monday morning, once a week
  • Repat Campus, Austin Health- Friday, once a week

  • Nillumbik Community Health Service (Eltham)- Monday morning, once a fortnight

Contact:

For more information, telephone 9496 3411