Diabetes Clinic

Our Endocrinology and Diabetes department provides treatment and education for individuals, and their carers, with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Patients may be referred to us from within our hospital or from the community. They may also be transferred from a different hospital such as from Perth Children’s Hospital.

Our clinics are staffed by Consultant Physicians in endocrinology and diabetes, dietitians and diabetes nurse educators. We can provide referrals to social work and clinical psychology if needed.

The Diabetes Clinic is a trial clinic for the QRious project, supporting young people to successful transition from Perth Children’s Hospital to Royal Perth Hospital. Visit the QRious page to find out more about this project.

Important information for our patients

  • Please come to your appointments – even if you think you haven’t been managing your diabetes well recently. You won’t get in trouble. We want to support you to stay healthy while living with diabetes.
  • If you do need to reschedule your appointment, you can do that by calling the clinic on 6477 5213 or by visiting Outpatients Direct.
  • If you have a question about your care but you have to wait to see a doctor, you can access the Diabetes Nurse Educator service. This is a free service that can help you manage all aspects of your diabetes, including getting back on track with your care.
  • Check what you need to bring in to your appointment and make sure you have all the right things. This might be your blood glucose record, glucometer or your pump download information. It doesn’t matter what the number are – but we do need them so we can help!

Meet the Diabetes Team

Angela Sn Meg Henze Fengyu Zhang
Claire Batta Karen Rothacker Gerard Chew
Seng Gan David Hurley Kharis Burns
Sandra Voesenek    

We are a team of nurses who can help you with lots of different parts of your diabetes care. You will usually see us at your first appointment at Royal Perth Hospital, but we can continue to assist you in managing your diabetes if you need it.

We have a clinic at Royal Perth Hospital on Monday afternoon, Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings. We may also be able to help you over the phone with a telephone consult. To book to come and see us, please call the clinic on 6477 5232.

You can see the Diabetes Nurse Educator service as often as you need to. This might be weekly, or it might only be a few times a year.

When you come to see us, please bring as much information as you can – your blood glucose record, or your username and password if you use a continuous glucose monitor.

Things we can help you with include:

  • Managing your blood sugar and getting back on track if think you haven’t been doing well recently
  • Managing the lifestyle factors of diabetes, including staying safe when partying or drinking alcohol
  • Knowing what to do if you have a hypo
  • Many other things – just ask us!

You might be told you need to get a blood test, or get blood work done.

If you choose to have your blood tests done at RPH, you can go to Pathwest on Level 3 in Goderich Street (this is the same building as our clinic).

Otherwise you can also choose to get your blood work done somewhere else. Options might include Western Diagnostics, Clinipath and Australian Clinical Labs.

Make a note of where you get your test done. It might be a good idea to take a photo of the sign or their logo if you think you might forget. This means we can find your results later.

If you have been asked to have blood work done, try to have your blood tests done in time for your next appointment, ideally 1-2 weeks before. This is so your results are ready for us to discuss.

Last Updated: 23/08/2022