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Chronic Disease Wellness Program Diabetes Service (Community based) Gold Coast Health

All referrals are via the Central Intake Unit     Ph 1300 668 936       Fax 1300 668 536
Please use GP Referral templates on Healthy GC website.

This service is for patients 18 years and older with a diagnosis of:

  • Diabetes or
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Care for Gestational Diabetes is offered at Robina Health Precinct
Exclusion criteria: Individuals with Insulin pump therapy
                             

Pre-requisite Tests ( not required for Pre-diabetes, IFG/IGT)

HbA1c, serial if available
Fasting Blood Glucose/OGTT
Full Lipid Profile: Chol, TG, HDL, LDL
A random urine albumin: creatinine ratio or protein: creatinine ratio
eGFR, FBE, LFTs, U&Es
Eye Screening Report – Optometrist (Optional)

Services offered:
  • Referrals are triaged by the Diabetes Educator
    • Support referral to DESMOND group diabetes education by Diabetes Queensland at range of location across Gold Coast
    • Diabetes Educator individual assessment
    • Multidisciplinary care
  • Specialist Physician/Endocrinologist review at community based multidisciplinary clinics as required
  • Smoking cessation (for clients of the program only, no direct referral)
  • Group work: Mindfulness 4 Mood Enhancement (targeting depression and anxiety)
  • Group work: Appetite 4 Change (Behavioural weight management)
Note: the Diabetes Program encourages
  • Client/GP discussion regarding access to the eight group based exercise sessions available through the Medicare item number Type 2 Diabetes Group services.
  • Referral to the COACH program

Suitable for

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Target Groups

  • Chronic Disease

Services Provided

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