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Diabetes Outpatient Clinics

Diabetes Outpatient Clinics

Location and Contact


Facility: Nepean Hospital

Address: West Block, Level 3

Phone: 4734 3974

Fax: 4734 3979


Referral Criteria

People with a positive diagnosis of Diabetes (ADS Criteria 2015) or Gestational Diabetes

The criteria for diagnosis of diabetes are now:

  • HbA1c > 6.5% (48 mmol/mol)
  • Fasting glucose > 7.0 mmol/L
  • Random glucose > 11.1 mmol/L
  • On a 75g oral glucose tolerance test: fasting glucose > 7.0 mmol/L or 2 hour glucose > 11.1 mmol/L

In an asymptomatic patient the test should be repeated for confirmation of the result and diagnosis. An abnormal result on two different diagnostic tests is also acceptable.


How to Refer

A written referral is required. Referrals are accepted from Medical Practioners, Medical Specialists, NMBLHD service providers or other Ministry of Health services.

Referrals have to be addressed to one of our doctors or the Diabetes Clinic and sent via:

Post: c/o Nepean Diabetes Service - PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751

Fax:  4734 3979



Referral Requirements and Pre Diagnosis

The referral agent can utilise a Diabetes Service Referral Form or provide information that includes:

  • Type of diabetes
  • Diagnostic values (if new diagnosis) or duration of diabetes
  • Most recent pathology
  • Diabetes treatment modality
  • relevant medical history and medications list
  • Current problem
  • Patient contact details
  • Referral contact details

Clinic Days

Speciality Clinic Day(s) of Clinic Times(s) of Clinic 
Diabetes Service Monday to Friday   9am - 4pm
Paediatric Diabetes Service Monday to Friday   9am - 4pm
Transition Diabetes Service   Monday to Friday   9am - 4pm
Diabetes in Pregnancy Service   Monday to Friday   9am - 4pm
Diabetes High Risk Foot Service  Monday to Friday   9am - 4pm




Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:05:15 PM