Diabetes - For patients and families

The Diabetes team is dedicated to helping you and your family manage diabetes to enable you to enjoy a full and healthy life.

The following resources and information are available for families to assist with the management of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Other forms of diabetes info coming soon!

Contact us

Endocrinology and Diabetes Department: (08) 6456 2222

Diabetes Nurse Educators: (08) 6456 1111, select option 2
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm 

Emergency service

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 (08) 6456 2222 and ask for the on-call endocrinologist (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Useful links

Children's Diabetes Centre

The Children's Diabetes Centre is a research centre that aims to improve the lives of children and young adults living with diabetes by bringing together research, education and clinical care. The Children’s Diabetes Centre provides news, resources, video’s, case studies and more. Subscribe to the Centre's newsletter.  

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

The Australian Government funds the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), which provides subsidies for consumables and education resources for young people that live in Australia and hold a Medicare card. Registration is free and you will be provided with a registration form at diagnosis to complete which can be signed by your diabetes educator or doctor.

Diabetes WA

Diabetes WA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides training and support to school staff, NDSS product information, education programs and links to support groups. You can access monthly updates on research, programs, products and services.


JDRF is primarily a fundraising organisation; however, they are looking at ways to increase their support to families. The foundation promotes the provision of charitable pumps and administers a Federal Government scheme, which provides insulin pumps at a reduced rate to disadvantaged families.

Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)

PATS provides permanent country residents with financial assistance when travelling more than 100km to access the nearest eligible medical specialist service (including Telehealth).

PATS provides a subsidy to eligible patients; however, it does not cover all costs associated with travel and accommodation.

For more information about PATS visit wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/pats or contact your local hospital or regional PATS office.