At the Illawarra Shoalhaven Diabetes Service we provide specialist advice to patients who require support to manage their diabetes. We can help you learn how to look after your diabetes, choose what food is best to eat and give you advice for the best management for your diabetes.
What we do
The aim of the Diabetes Service is to improve or maintain the health and wellness of people with diabetes and related chronic conditions, and to empower them to self-manage their condition. We work in collaboration with your GP.
The Diabetes Service provides both inpatient consultations and outpatient services across the district. Outpatient clinics occur at Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Nowra, St Georges Basin, Milton. Due to COVID-19, our commitments with AMS have been temporarily suspended.
Who we are
- Endocrinologist: We have specialist diabetes doctors (called Endocrinologist) who can help you manage and review your diabetes.
- Diabetes Educators: We have diabetes educators who can help you with understanding what diabetes is, helping you monitor your diabetes and make changes to your diabetes treatment.
- Dietitians: We have dietitians who can assess, educate and support you to make healthy lifestyle changes including nutrition advice, complex carbohydrate counting skills, managing exercise and mindful eating techniques.
- Podiatrists: Podiatrists can help assess and treat active foot wounds in people with diabetes.
CONTACT US ON 1300 308 969 TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT.
There is no out of pocket expense for you to access this service and there is no need for a health care plan.