We provide information and education to hospital patients diagnosed with diabetes. We can also support patient's family members and carers.
Diabetes Education provides the following services for patients:
Who can use our services
- 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.
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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 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
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.