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IDEAS aims to support people with diabetes to manage their general health and prevent diabetes complications. The program is a collaboration with Eastern Health Endocrinology department.

We know that a team approach to managing diabetes means better health outcomes for all. The IDEAS team is made up of:

  • An endocrinologist – a doctor specialising in diabetes care.
  • A diabetes nurse educator and podiatrist – providing assessment and supporting clients in self-care, in order to best manage their diabetes.

How to make an appointment

Your doctor will need to make a referral to the service. They can do so by emailing IDEAS.doncaster@accesshc.org.au or IDEAS.hawthorn@accesshc.org.au.

Our IDEAS – Diabetes 2 Level Patients services are available at the following locations:


Fees and payments

IDEAS services are bulk billed with a Medicare card.


IDEAS is available to people with Type 2 diabetes and a current Medicare card. We prioritise our services for people on low-medium incomes and holders of Health care or Pension cards.

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