Diabetes Clinic


The Diabetes Clinic is run by the Illawarra Diabetes Service. It is focussed on:

  • Patient education about
  • Diabetes in general
    • Glucose monitoring, and glucose targets
    • Diabetes treatments including lifestyle management, tablets and injectable treatments like insulin
    • Hypoglycaemia symptoms and treatment
    • Sick day management
    • Issues related to exercise, driving, pregnancy and other special situations.
  • Achieving good glycaemic control assessed by self-monitored blood glucose levels and usually HbA1c (reflects an average sugar level over the last three months)
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regular screening for diabetes complications
    • to assess the retina; note that cataracts and glaucoma are also more common in patients with diabetes) – usually checks should be done at least yearly
    • regular kidney checks (urine albumin/creatine ratio, creatinine and eGFR), usually at least yearly, mostly 2x/year
    • regular foot examination with podiatry care if there are foot related complications or the patient cannot manage their own foot care; at least yearly checks if no symptoms, may be required much more frequently if symptoms
    • regular review of Lipid levels and good Blood pressure to help avoid diabetes related complications on the cardiovascular system (heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease/gangrene and other diabetic foot problems); smoking avoidance and cessation are important for this as well.

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Contact Information

Illawarra Diabetes Service
Level 2, 304 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Illawarra Diabetes Service
PO Box W58
Wollongong NSW 2500
1300 308 969

The Clinic accepts faxed referrals only. Your GP or a Specialist can refer you to this service.