Diabetes Education Service

The Diabetes Education Service aims to assist clients make informed lifestyle choices to limit the development and / or impact of implications associated with diabetes whilst maintaining quality of life. They offer social support in establishing support networks and acute health care to assist clients resolve and / or manage presenting problems and optimise best health outcomes.

The accredited Diabetes Education Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital provide a multidisciplinary service.

People with diabetes or pre-diabetes can access:

  • diabetes educators
  • dieticians
  • podiatrists
  • social workers/psychologists

The Service teaches clients the use of diabetic equipment and provides in-service sessions and support to community education support groups and a range of diabetes education programs.

Diabetes Education service phone contacts:

South

Royal Hobart Hospital Diabetes Centre
Telephone (03) 6166 8788
Facsimile (03)6212 2760

Diabetes Tasmania
Telephone 1300 136 588 (for diabetes education services in Hobart and Launceston)

North

Launceston General Hospital Diabetes Centre
Telephone (03) 6777 4145
Facsimile (03) 6348 7814

Diabetes Tasmania
Telephone 1300 136 588 (for diabetes education services in Hobart and Launceston)

North West Diabetes Services

North West Regional Hospital Diabetes Centre
Telephone (03) 6493 6100
Facsimile (03) 6431 8061
Free call: 1300 556 899

Devonport Community Health Centre
Telephone (03) 6478 6166

How to contact us or make a booking

For an appointment contact the Diabetic Education Centre in your region:

South
Royal Hobart Hospital
Telstra Building
Level 5,
70 Collins Street, Hobart 7000
Phone: (03) 6166 2600

Appointments available 9.00am to 5.00pm
Telephone Service for patients required to
Reception availability 8.30am to 4.30pm

North
Launceston General Hospital
Level 3
Charles Street, Launceston 7250
Phone: (03) 6777 4145

Appointments available 8.30am to 5.00pm
After hours emergency contact operates
Reception availability 8.30am to 3.00pm

North West
North West Regional Hospital
21 Brickport Road, Burnie 7320
Phone: (03) 6493 6300

Service Eligibility

A referral from your treating doctor is required when seeking an appointment with a Diabetes Medical Specialist or the Podiatrist.

Referral to the Diabetes Centre is not required if you seek education, support or resources from a Diabetes Educator, Dietitian or Social Worker. You will however need an apppointment.

Administrative Phone Number

Please contact the Diabetes Education Service in your area

More Information

Use the following link to Healthy Living for more information on Diabetes.

Diabetes Australia - Tasmania also has a number of services and supplies available to residents of Tasmania with Diabetes.