Nepean diabetes outpatient clinics
location Building C Level 3, Nepean Hospital, Kingswood, NSW 2747 Get directions
PO Box 63, Penrith NSW 2751
(02) 4734 3979
Patients with diabetes can access specialist appointments, tests and procedures without being admitted to hospital.
We provide specialist medical care for people with diabetes to help manage the condition, and screen for and treat complications of diabetes.
We see people with a positive diagnosis of diabetes or gestational diabetes, according to the current criteria (ADS Criteria 2015):
- 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 a patient without any symptoms, the test should be repeated to confirm the result and diagnosis. An abnormal result on 2 different diagnostic tests is also acceptable.
The patient needs a written referral from any GP, specialist, or NSW Health service, addressed to the Diabetes Clinic. This referral can be a letter or a diabetes service referral form, providing information about:
- type of diabetes
- diagnostic values (if new diagnosis) or duration of diabetes
- most recent pathology results
- diabetes treatment modality
- relevant medical history and medications list
- current problem
- contact details for the patient and the referee.
GPs and referring clinicians can access the referral form in the Nepean Blue Mountains LHD outpatient referral catalogue.
Clinic services, specialists and hours
The following specialist clinics are available Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
- paediatric diabetes
- transition diabetes
- diabetes in pregnancy
- diabetes high risk foot.