We can help people with diabetes to achieve their desired blood glucose target with our insulin stabilisation program.

This program is available to RMH patients who have either:

  • Started using insulin
  • Undergone a change in the type of insulin used
  • Are undergoing steroid or oncology treatment which may affect blood glucose levels

The goal of the program is to assist people with diabetes in achieving a desired blood glucose target. You need a referral from an RMH Endocrinology staff member to enrol in the program.

How does it work?

People enrolled in the program are asked to perform a specific number of blood glucose tests each day. If you don’t already have a blood glucose meter, we can provide one for you and teach you how to use it.

You will be asked to call Diabetes Education every week on a specific day and time. The Diabetes Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) can suggest changes to your insulin doses to help you manage your blood glucose levels.

You will normally participate in the program for a period of 6 weeks. After this time you will return to your usual care with your treating doctor. The Diabetes CNCs communicate with your general practitioner (GP) and Diabetes Specialist at the beginning and end of your participation in this program.

How to access this service

For investigation and training, you will need a referral from your RMH Endocrinologist. Please speak to your doctor or diabetes educator for more information.

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.