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Diabetes Education

If you have diabetes and are admitted to Latrobe Regional Hospital, you will be seen by a diabetes educator to help you develop a treatment management plan.

The educators are registered nurses who have specialist training in managing people with diabetes.

They will also assist people who display symptoms of diabetes as well as women who are pregnant and have diabetes.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes while you are a patient at the hospital, you will undergo a consultation with an educator before being referred to a community health service for further care.

The hospital does not have a diabetes outpatient service.


 The role of Diabetes Education

  • assessment of the management of patients with Diabetes Mellitus
  • education of patients and families
  • care of women with diabetes in pregnancy
  • care of children with diabetes
  • acceptance of endocrinology and physician referrals
  • education of nursing and medical staff
  • liaison with other health care professionals within the hospital and the community
  • discharge planning


Contact details

For further information about diabetes education at Latrobe Regional Hospital, phone 5173 8000. 


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What if you were brought to hospital in an emergency without your belongings or a change of clothes? It's a scenario many of our patients experience and it could happen to you or anyone you know or love. LRH is setting up a facility called The Wear House stocking basic new clothes for people in our care. We need your help to ensure The Wear House has an ongoing role to play at our hospital. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444

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10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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