We provide information and education to hospital patients diagnosed with diabetes. We can also support patient's family members and carers.

Diabetes Education Service
Diabetes Education Service

Diabetes Education provides the following services for patients:

Who can use our services

People who:

  • are admitted to RMH (inpatients)
  • attend clinic appointments at RMH and have been referred by their doctor (outpatients)
  • have been referred to the Diabetes Education Service by their family doctor
  • have a family member with diabetes (who is a current patient RMH) and would like to learn more about assisting and supporting their diabetes management and care

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.

If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.

Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.


Diabetes City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre MON
Diabetes City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South FRI
Young Persons Diabetes City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 Centre THU

What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book
  • TAC or Workcover claim number
Do you have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you should also bring:

  • Your blood glucose meter
  • Your blood glucose diary/record book
  • Your favourite hypo food
  • Something to pass the time (in case you have to wait) such as a book, magazine, homework, iPad/tablet
  • A friend or relative


Contact us if you need an accessible version of a download.

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.