Gestational Diabetes

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Please refer to Antenatal Endocrine Clinic

Tests

Oral glucose tolerance test results

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Diabetes clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Note: Patients will be seen by Diabetes Educator before seeing Endocrinologist

Direct link to Health Pathways Type 2 Diabetes page

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

Urgent / category 1

  Pre-existing diabetes

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.

Urgent:

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.

For urgent referrals to the JMDC, please call phone number 67774100, or see HealthPathways for direct contact phone number.

Semi-urgent:

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks

Routine:

Next available appointment