The Endocrine Nutrition service is provided by tertiary qualified dietitians who practise evidence based medical nutrition therapy.


This service is available to individuals with diabetes who require nutrition therapy as an integral part of treatment. Counselling and dietary advice is provided to individuals and their family members for:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes
  • carbohydrate counting
  • healthy eating to optimise weight or blood glucose control

Diabetes clinical nutrition services are available to Royal Melbourne Hospital inpatients. Dietitians also attend each of the Outpatient diabetes clinics.


The statewide referral service for Victoria and Tasmania for adults diagnosed with, or suspected of an inborn error of metabolism. Individualised Clinical Nutrition Services are provided by expert dietitians for adults with inborn errors of metabolism, both in the outpatient and the acute hospital management setting.

Bariatric medicine

This service is available to overweight individuals who are seeking counselling and dietary advice.

Appointments are held in the bariatric medicine clinic. A dietitian is available to provide therapeutic dietary advice tailored to meet the nutritional requirements of individual.


We accept GP and specialist referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

To refer a patient, complete and send your referral to Outpatients by fax to (03) 9342 4234.

You can use the following form or a template from your own system:

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your details and provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
  • if your patient requires ongoing management, please identify the referral as being "indefinite"


Carbohydrate Counting
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