The free diabetes service making day-to-day management of diabetes easier for your patients

Last updated 16 April 2024
The free diabetes service making day-to-day management of diabetes easier for your patients

The Chronic Disease Diabetes Service, offered by Metro South Health, provides education, information, management, and support to adult patients (older than 18 years of age) diagnosed with all types of diabetes. Education and self-management strategies are offered to all patients to assist in managing their diabetes day-to-day.

What this service can do for your patients

  • provide education on diabetes and ways to self-manage
  • assist setting individual goals for diabetes management
  • individualise blood glucose monitoring regimens
  • give guidance on the safe use of glucose lowering medications (e.g., tablets and injectable medications)
  • support to patients to recognise or prevent short team and long-term complications
  • evaluate self-management knowledge and skills regularly
  • provide healthy lifestyle advice
  • discuss how to manage diabetes during sick days.

Who can use the Diabetes Service?

The service is available for adult patients (older than 18 years of age) diagnosed with diabetes, who reside in the region.* This service is not able to see patients living in a residential care facility.

*Please note that Metro South Health is responsible for providing public health services to the people who reside within its boundaries. Special consideration is made for patients requiring tertiary care or services that are not provided by their local Hospital and Health Service. If your patient lives outside the Metro South Health area and you wish to refer them to one of our services, inclusion of information regarding their particular medical and social factors will assist with the triaging of your referral.

How to refer patients

GPs and medical officers can send a referral via GP Smart Referrals or fax to Metro South Health Community Central Referral Service Fax: 07 3156 4382.

Or online via the Metro South Health link:

Please include essential referral information including HbA1c, eGFR and other relevant biochemistry, urine albumin: creatinine, BMI and medications.

A GP management plan cannot be accepted as a referral.

For further enquiries, please phone 07 3338 9082.


This is a free service.

Clinic locations

  • Beaudesert
  • Beenleigh
  • Browns Plains
  • Eight Miles Plains
  • Logan Central
  • Inala
  • QEII
  • Redland.

More information for general practice

Further practice support

Quality improvement (QI) activities can help your practice increase influenza vaccination rates for patients with diabetes and increase the rate of blood pressure recordings for patients with diabetes.

For more QI support, please contact our team on 3864 7540 or email