Diabetes and Endocrinology

Diabetes is a disorder in which the body cannot make proper use of carbohydrates in food because the pancreas does not make enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective, or a combination of both.

Read more about diabetes (Healthy WA).

About us

Our team includes endocrinologists, a specialist diabetes educator and a diabetes dietitian. Together these team members run diabetes and endocrinology outpatient clinics, as well as providing a consultative service to inpatients, both group and one-on-one education sessions.

Our services also include:

  • healthcare professional training and support
  • continuous glucose monitoring system
  • insulin initiation and stabilisation for people with type 2 diabetes

We also run clinical research trials.

Patient information

People with type 1 or complex type 2 diabetes who live in the hospital catchment area can be seen at Fremantle Hospital. The Diabetes Education team provides education and dietary advice for people with diabetes.

A GP referral is required to attend the hospital services. Your GP can refer you to the medical clinic and/or to the Diabetes Education team.

If you have had test results relevant to your diabetes, please bring them along with you.

If you need to change or cancel an Outpatient appointment please contact Outpatient Direct on 1300 855 925

Information for GPs

The Diabetes Educator and Registrar are available to advise on management. Please note a formal referral is not required for advice.

Diabetes Education Service
Phone switchboard on 9431 3333 and ask for Diabetes Education Service)
Fax: 9431 2338
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

For urgent advice, phone the hospital switchboard on 9431 3333 and ask for the Endocrinology Registrar.

Referrals

All routine general referrals should be made through the Central Referral Service.

  • Fax: 1300 365 056 
  • Post: Central Referral Service, PO Box 3462, Midland WA 6056
  • Via Secure Message (mMex) to: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

To initiate insulin therapy and stabilise a patient as an outpatient, please use this form (PDF 40KB).

Appointments are prioritised based on clinical urgency. To enable us to swiftly process referrals, please provide patient’s medical history, medications, relevant pathology results and special needs.

Contact us

Location – Fremantle Hospital: A Block, Alma Street
Phone: 9431 3333 (ask switchboard for Endocrinology and Diabetes Education)
Fax: 9431 2055
Email: DiabetesEducationTeam.FH@health.wa.gov.au

Operating hours

Fremantle Hospital

8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
(Closed on public holidays with limited services during Christmas/New Year period.)

Complex Diabetes Clinic

Location: Level 5, F Block, Alma Street
Hours: 9am-12pm every Thursday

Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic

Location: Level 5, F Block, Alma Street
Hours: 1pm – 4pm every second Thursday

Endocrinology Clinic

Location: Level 5, F Block, Alma Street
Hours: 1pm-4pm every Thursday

Diabetes Education Clinic

Location: Level 5, F Block Alma St
Hours: 9am-12pm Monday and Friday
1pm-4pm Wednesday

Group Clinic

Location: Level 5, F Block, Alma St
Hours: 9am-12pm Tuesday
1pm-4pm Thursday

Visit Healthy WA

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