The Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit is based at Sunshine Hospital in the Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre. We are a member of the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) – a network of major diabetes centres around the country. Membership of NADC allows us to benchmark ourselves against other major diabetes centres. We participate in annual audits and national meetings to ensure our patients receive optimal care.
The Unit consists of a multi-disciplinary team of sessional adult endocrinologists, paediatric endocrinologists, advanced trainees, HMOs and Diabetes Nurse Educators (DNEs)
Provides both inpatient and outpatient services for people with diabetes related foot complications with involvement from endocrinologists, vascular surgeons, infectious disease physicians, podiatrists, orthotists, prosthetists, rehabilitation specialists, and diabetes educators.
Please see here for further information on referral requirements and contact details.
Provided at Footscray Hospital and Sunshine Hospital providing inpatient care for people with a variety of endocrine conditions, predominantly diabetic emergencies (e.g. diabetic ketoacidosis). An inpatient consultation service is also provided to Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospitals.
Mainly based at Sunshine and cover the spectrum of diabetes and endocrine conditions:
Adult Diabetes (weekly)
Rapid Access Diabetes (twice a week)
Young Adult Diabetes (monthly)
Obstetric Endocrinology (5 clinics, one every weekday)
Insulin pump assessment (weekly)
Insulin pump initiation (weekly)
Insulin pump review (weekly)
Insulin stabilisation (twice weekly)
Group gestational diabetes education (twice weekly)
Group gestational diabetes insulin initiation (twice weekly)
Individual gestational diabetes insulin initiation (twice weekly)
Diabetes Foot (weekly, based at Footscray Hospital)
Additionally a phone advice service to patients and doctors is offered by the endocrinology advanced trainees and DNEs.
Metabolic Bone (weekly)
Paediatric endocrinology (weekly)
Weekly community diabetes clinics are held at Footscray (Co Health), and Deer Park (ISIS). A weekly diabetes and endocrinology clinic is held at Melton. Additionally a fortnightly endocrinology clinic is held at Ballarat.
Phone: 8395 9500Fax: 8395 9520Email: [email protected]