Diabetes Education Clinic

The Sutherland Hospital Diabetes Education Clinic provides a variety of services for the person with diabetes. The clinic is Nurse Practitioner led and is staffed by Diabetes Educators and a Dietitian.

Onsite services include:

  • General diabetes self-management education
  • Continuous glucose monitoring service
  • Insulin pump service
  • Insulin stabilisation
  • Group programs for people with Gestational Diabetes
  • Telehealth appointments available
  • Carbohydrate counting and awareness
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition optimisation

Liam Collins - Nurse Practitioner, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Nicole Teasel - Registered Nurse, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Tabeth Sibanda – Registered Nurse, Diabetes Educator
Keznet Ndlovu - Registered Nurse, Diabetes Educator
Therese Ermers - Accredited Practising Dietitian

Monday - Friday. Patients are seen at varying times between 08:00am - 4:30pm


  • People with Type 1 Diabetes aged 16 years and over
    • People with newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes need an urgent referral to an Endocrinologist. Please contact the Diabetes Education clinic for advice if required. In case of a diagnosis after hours, on the weekend or a public holiday, please refer the patient to the Emergency Department.
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes aged 16 years and over and on insulin, other diabetes injectable medications, sulphonylureas, or corticosteroids medications.
  • People with Gestational Diabetes
  • People with other types of Diabetes on insulin, other diabetes injectables or sulphonylureas.

Exclusion Criteria Instead refer to
Type 2 Diabetes with HbA1c <7%, not on insulin or sulphonylureas  Comdiab
Aged < 16 Paediatric Endocrinology services


The process for referring a patient is:

  1. Referrer to send through referral via email or fax.
  2. The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid, if not extra information will be sourced from the referrer;
  3. If valid, the referral will be triaged by a diabetes clinic nurse.
  4. Appointment made as per nurses’ recommendation.
  5. Patient notified by phone call as well as a text/call 1 week prior to appointment.

A valid referral requires:

  1. Written by a Doctor, nurse or allied health professional.
  2. Must include; Medical History including type of diabetes, medication list, copy of pathology, including HbA1c (not required for GDM patients) and any other relevant information.

There is a waiting list, and all referrals are prioritised and allocated according to criteria and clinical urgency.

There is no cost.