The GP Diabetes Hotline is 24-hour telephone advice and information service, for GPs within the Northern Sydney Local Health District, operated by the Royal North Shore Hospital diabetes team.
GPs should contact the GP Diabetes Hotline for advice and information on treating adult patients who show any of the following:
- Are poorly controlled, requiring complex treatment.
- Have recurrent hypoglycaemic/hyperglycaemic episodes (not DKA/HHS)
- If diabetes is deteriorating rapidly (e.g., ketones over 1.5 mmol/L, persistent symptomatic hyperglycaemia, change in conscious level) refer the patient to the closest Emergency Department