Inpatient Diabetes Education: Referral Process
- If the city-wide nurse is consulted and comes to see the patient, she will fill in the referral for diabetes education (if the patient is coming to St. Joseph’s).
- If the city-wide nurse does not see the patient, the hospital staff /physician may complete the Diabetes Education Centre referral form and fax it to us at 519 661-1634.
- If the patient is from out of town, he or she should be informed to contact his/her own physician and get a referral to their local diabetes education centre. The hospital physician will also send a dictated note to the patient’s family doctor.