Diabetes

Who we are

The Diabetes service provides specialist statewide, multidisciplinary care to all children (from birth to 18 years) and their families, with all forms of diabetes. 

Conditions we manage

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Neonatal diabetes
  • Monogenic diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CRFD) (what is CRFD?)
  • Medication induced diabetes.

Services we provide

Our family-focused services include:
  • Inpatient care and assessment at diagnosis
  • Outpatient clinics for:
    • Children who are newly diagnosed and living with type 1 diabetes
    • Ongoing care and evaluation for children with type 1 diabetes
    • Adolescent clinics for teenagers with type 1 diabetes
    • Ongoing care and evaluation in the outer metro areas of Joondalup, Midland and Rockingham
    • Ongoing care and evaluation in regional areas of Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Northam.
  • Workshops for training and education in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors
  • Intensive inpatient and outpatient family education, support and medical care in the early months following diagnosis
  • An ambulatory care service to provide support in the home environment
  • A 24-hour on-call and emergency advice service for families and patients
  • A planned transition to an adult diabetes service at around 18 years of age
  • A community/customer reference group to provide input into services.

Referrals

For patients and families

For health professionals

Education and training

Emergency

If your child is experiencing a diabetic or other emergency.

  • Call 000 for an ambulance
  • Go to the PCH Emergency Department, or your nearest hospital Emergency Department
  • Call PCH on 6456 2222 and ask for the on-call endocrinologist

Location

  • Inpatient service is located at PCH on Ward 2B and Ward 4A
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes outpatient service: Clinic D, Level 1
  • Adolescent type 1 diabetes: Clinic K, Level 3

Contact us

  • On call endocrinologist (24 hours, 7 days a week): 6456 2222
  • Diabetes Nurse Educators (during office hours): 6456 1111, select option 2