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Diabetes and Endocrinology


The Central Adelaide Diabetes Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients living in Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) with diabetes. Priority service is provided to:

  • Type 1 diabetes, including transitioning from paediatric care
  • Complex type 2 diabetes
  • Secondary diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes*
  • Diabetes and renal / lung transplantation
  • High risk pre-operative patients with sub-optimal glycaemic control.
  • newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes.
  • patients referred from rural and remote areas, including the Northern Territory, South West New South Wales and the Riverland.

*only provided at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

For more information, please view the Diabetes outpatient service in CALHN web page.

Appointment location at RAH

Diabetes Clinics or Diabetes Education and Dietetic Service Outpatient Department

RAH Level 3 OPD

Ground Floor
18 North Terrace, Adelaide 5000 (Building opposite side of the road to the RAH)

137 East Tce, Adelaide 5000 (from Wakefield Rd/Wakefield St) (Entry through door to the right of the premises)

Consultants at RAH

  • A/Prof Mitra Guh - Head of Diabetic Services
  • Prof Michael Horowitz
  • Prof Ian Chapman
  • Dr Liza Phillips*
  • Dr Natalie Giles
  • Dr Tony Roberts
  • Dr Ju Ho
  • Prof David Torpy
  • Dr Lucia Gagliardi

Refer your patient to RAH

Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency and Trauma Centre.

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the registrar on call to discuss the case. Our registrars are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar on-call via the RAH switchboard telephone: (08) 7074 0000.

To make a referral:

Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Telephone: (08) 7117 3037

Alternative care options

Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance or the “metabolic syndrome” should be managed by their general practitioner using local allied health and diabetes education services utilising a care plan. They should only be referred to a CALHN facility when local services are not available or not practical.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

Related resources and clinical information sheets

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