Diabetes Ambulatory Care Stream

Paediatric and adolescent diabetes services

Diabetes Ambulatory Care Service

  • Ambulatory (if possible) stabilisation and education of newly diagnosed infants, children and adolescents aged <19 years  with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Inpatient diabetes care for 0-19 year olds
  • Continuing ambulatory diabetes care for individuals aged 0 – 25 years


Diagnosis and management of:

  • Short stature
  • Disorders of puberty (precocious/delayed)
  • Thyroid/Adrenal/Pituitary Disorders (including congenital hypothyroidism identified on Newborn Screening)
  • Obesity
  • Accelerated growth/Tall stature
  • Disorders of Calcium Metabolism and Metabolic Bone Disease

Models of Care

  • Ambulatory Care (42 South)
  • Inpatient / Outpatient
  • Paediatric Diabetes Multidisciplinary Outpatient Clinics are held in Clinic A
  • Young Adult Diabetes (YADS) Multidisciplinary Outpatient Clinics
  • Paediatric Endocrinology Outpatients runs once to twice monthly at MMC Clayton
  • “Fee for Service” Paediatric Endocrine Clinic has been established to manage increasing numbers of paediatric endocrine patients
  • Metabolic Bone Disease Clinic runs Clinic A Outpatients -Referring guidelines and Exclusion criteria
  • Outreach Clinics – MMC Paediatric Endocrinologists provide privately funded outreach services to the Gippsland Corridor and Peninsula Hospital

For more information about our Models of Care click here


During office Hours on T: 9594 4342

(with emergency cover 24/7 via MMC Clayton switchboard T: 9594 6666)

The only cost is fee for service model of care

Eligibility criteria

All children and adolescents 0 – 25 years of age with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Contact the DACS reception on T: 9594 4342.

Assessments required:  Urinary dipstick glucose & ketones ± Finger prick blood glucose/ketones.

Young Adults Diabetes Service (YADS)

YADS clinics’ are multidisciplinary clinics staffed by both paediatric and adult consultant endocrinologists and diabetes nurse educators, a dietician and a social worker, and provides Point of Care HbA1C measurements. Fifteen year olds with diabetes are transferred from the MMC Paediatric Diabetes clinic to YADS, and are initially continued to be managed by the same paediatric consultant.

At the age of 18 – 19 years, over a period of 6 – 12 months the teenagers are prepared for transition to one of the YADS adult consultants, with continuity of consultant care maintained.