The Young Adults Diabetes Service (YADS) is a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on the care of 16-25 year-olds with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

The clinic is staffed by Endocrinologists from both RMH and the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), diabetes nurse educators and dietitians.

Pathology tests, finger prick HbA1c measurements, fundal photography and pathology services are available on clinic days.

Services such as pump starts and continuous glucose monitoring can be accessed through the clinic, and equipment such as blood glucose meters and insulin pens are provided free of charge

The clinic is friendly and relaxed, and we encourage the young people to take the opportunity to meet others with diabetes, as well as make full use of our staff and services.


Young Persons Diabetes City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre THU


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"