Antenatal Endocrine Clinic


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


This clinic sees patients with pre-existing Diabetes Mellitus (Type 1 and 2), gestational diabetes and thyroid disease.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Personal and family history of auto-immune diseases – thyroid disease, diabetes


Interim/GP management

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

Women with pre-existing diabetes mellitus are not suitable for GP shared care or low risk midwifery care clinics.

Full thyroid function tests should be ordered for pregnant women with a past or family history of thyroid disease, Type 1 diabetes or other auto immune disease.

NB: High levels of hCG may cause transient hyperthyroidism.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Urgent / category 1

Pregnancy and pre-existing diabetes

Hypothyroidism (Raised TSH in pregnancy)

Semi-urgent / category 2

New gestational diabetes

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

Antenatal Shared Care Information


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge:
– Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
NWRH ED – Phone: (03) 6493 6340  Fax: (03) 6464 1926
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489


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.


We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks


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