Diabetic Foot Service
Run by two specialist podiatrists under the direction of Dr Roberts, the High Risk Diabetes Foot Service provides multidisciplinary care two days a week. Foot infections are amongst the leading causes of death and disability and are the number one reason for admission to hospital in people with diabetes. The service is run in collaboration with Dr Mayur Krishnaswamy, our onsite vascular specialist, who holds an interest in the diabetic foot. Appointments through the Barwon Endocrinology High risk Diabetic Foot Service are bulk billed and do not affect standing team care arrangements.
Progress in technology has allowed easier self management and monitoring of diabetes. Glucose sensors have made insulin pumps safer and more effective in the pursuit of better glycaemic control. Even in diabetes sufferers not on pump therapy, sensors can play a role in helping them understand how their glucose levels respond to food, stress and exercise. They also help practitioners make clinical decisions. Our two onsite diabetes educators offer their expertise in the running of programs and technology that can benefit specialists and GPs in helping their patients achieve better control.
Onsite densitometry, an infusion service, and rehabilitation facilities allow us to provide comprehensive care to those who suffer from osteoporosis. Our onsite rehabilitation facilities can help you establish safe exercise habits to reduce your risk of fracture.
Young Adult Diabetes Service
Young adults with diabetes come with unique challenges and needs. We offer a low cost and flexible service that caters for young adults between 18 and 30 with Type 1 diabetes. Our multidisciplinary team includes educator support, dietetic, and mental health services to help through the sometimes difficult transition from paediatric care to adult care. Our location next to Deakin University allows convenience and accessibility particularly to students with diabetes.
Expecting mothers with diabetes can get access to dietetic advice and diabetes education all in one clinic. As the maternity services become available at the Epworth, we will provide collaborative, continuous, and comprehensive care for private patients with diabetes in pregnancy.