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Starship Diabetes Adolescent Transition Programme and Clinics

The Adolescent Diabetes Clinics run on a Monday or Tuesday at Greenlane Clinical Centre and on a Friday at Botany Super Clinic. The Adolescent Transition clinic differs significantly from paediatric diabetes clinics.

The Starship Diabetes Adolescent Transition Programme aims to address the following:

Our greatest concern as health professionals is that adolescents may become lost in the process and cease regular attendance with specialised services. This is likely to be associated with poor adherence to treatment and increased risk of acute and long-term complications of diabetes

All families are scheduled a formal consultation with the Diabetes Transition Nurse Coordinator at the first appointment within the Adolescent Transition Clinic. Families are also issued with a Diabetes Adolescent Starter pack at this first appointment. This Transition Starter Pack outlines what families can expect within the Diabetes Adolescent Transition Programme.

In the Adolescent Transition clinics we aim to provide:

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