Clinic nameRapid Access Diabetes Clinic
UnitEndocrinology and Diabetes
Head of UnitA/Prof Shane Hamblin

Referrals need to be addressed to a named clinician. 

Clinic Description

This clinic provides a rapid assessment (within 2 weeks) for patients with diabetes requiring specialist review.

Patients are reviewed in this clinic a maximum of 4 times. Patients are either discharged back to their GP for ongoing management or referred to the general diabetes clinic

Inclusion criteria

Patients requiring rapid (within 2 week) assessment by a specialist regarding diabetes complications.

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Complex Type 2 diabetes e.g:
  • diabetic complications
  • Type 2 diabetes on maximal oral agents, with suboptimal diabetes control
  • Steroid induced diabetes
  • Unstable diabetes (e.g. significant hypoglycaemia, marked swings in glucose levels) 
Exclusion criteria

Patients with:

  • Gestational diabetes (patients will managed as part of obstetric care through the Obstetric Endocrinology clinic)
  • Diet controlled Type 2 diabetes 
Minimum investigations/clinical information required for traige

Please refer to Melbourne HealthPathways at for guidance in assessing, managing and referring for patient conditions.

How to referReferral information and links to Western Health Referral Templates
Contact for Urgent ReferralsEndocrinology Registrar via switchboard Ph 8345 6666 or
Other contact detailsDiabetes and Endocrinology Centre 8345 0860
Hours of Operation
Wednesday morning 9am – 12.30pm
Friday morning 9am – 12.30pm  
Sunshine Hospital
Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre
176 Furlong Road
St Albans, 3021
BillingMBS Patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be addressed to a named clinician
Last updated18/11/2023