Referring Providers Information

 

 

Diabetes Triage Criteria:

Please fax outpatient (not pregnancy) referrals to 403-476-9626 (fax change made Dec, 2020)

All DIABETES REFERRALS FROM:

  • FMC Transplant
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Transition (all types of diabetes)
  • Hospital (Urgent Care, Emergency Department, Inpatient Units, Inpatient Diabetes Navigator)
    • Referrals meeting criteria below are triaged to see a DCC educator
    • Referrals not meeting criteria below are triaged to an Inpatient Diabetes Navigator
       

TYPE 1 DIABETES - all patients

 

TYPE 2 DIABETES with any of the following:

  • +++ Metabolically compromised requiring insulin.
  • Requiring insulin start or addition of bolus insulin or newly started on insulin in hospital regardless of current glycemic levels
  • Requiring diabetes medication adjustments secondary to steroid initiation or steroid dose changes regardless of current diabetes therapy and glycemic levels
  • On insulin or on/tried 3 diabetes agents (or less, if contraindications are noted) with any of the following:
    • Glucose readings <4 mmol/L a few times per week
    • Glucose readings frequently 12 mmol/L or higher
    • A1c 10% or higher 

Referral information for Diabetes Centre Calgary (DCC) is found on the Alberta Referral Directory
For diabetes educator, download Referral to DCC Educators (note that you may specify Educator + endocrinologist on the form, if you would like both).
For endocrinologist diabetes, download Referral to Endocrinologist (note that you may specify Educator + endocrinologist on the form, if you would like both).

Insulin Pump

Please specify if the patient is being referred for the insulin pump program.  Note that educators require an order from an MD on the  AHS Insulin Pump Therapy Program Designated MD List prior to initiation of insulin pump therapy. 

Please see Diabetes Services Calgary for a longer listing of diabetes services available in the Calgary area. 

 

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Diabetes in Pregnancy (DIP) Clinics 
Download Referral to DCC Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic,

A referral includes access to diabetes educators (includes nurses, dietitians and psycho-social team) and endocrinologists (when required.)

  • FMC Phone: 403-944-2122; Fax: 403-776-3836
  • PLC Phone: 403-943-4862; Fax 403-776-3837
  • RGH Phone: 403-943-3495; Fax: 403-776-3838
  • SHC Phone: 403-944-9670; Fax: 403-776-3839

 

Endocrinology Physician Specialist Appointments

Endocrinologist specialties include diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disease and thyroid cancer, dyslipidemia, fertility, and endocrine concerns.
More information is available from the Alberta Referral Directory
Download Referral to Endocrinologist.

 

24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Blood pressure monitoring equipment is put on in clinic and then worn by the patient at home for 24 hours. For the most accurate test results we require patients to have no changes to blood pressure medications in the six weeks leading up to their 24 hour blood pressure test.

Information about referring for this service is available from the Alberta Referral Directory.
Download 24 h ABPM referral.

 

Dr. David Hanley Osteoporosis Centre

The centre is dedicated  to providing patient-oriented, expert osteoporosis care through education and research for the whole of Southern Alberta. The referral form, and more information about the program is available on their website.

 

Calgary Adult Bariatric Surgery Clinic

The Clinic uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help patients achieve their best weight. The referral form and more information about the program is available on the website.

 

Endocrine Testing Clinic

Specialized endocrine laboratory tests are normally arranged by Endocrinology Physician Specialists. Please leave a message for the Endocrine Testing Unit at 403-955-8561if you are a physician wondering about a specialty endocrine test.