Need help managing your diabetes? Come see us.
At Hunter Diabetes Centre, we care for each patient as an individual. We assess your specific needs and provide you with personalised treatment to help you reach your health goals.
We can also provide you with access to a range of diabetes experts, all conveniently located at our centre in Merewether. Our staff are both informative and friendly, and are happy to answer questions you have about your diabetes.
Our core goals at Hunter Diabetes Centre are
Prevention, Detection & Management
of diabetes and diabetes-related illnesses.
We focus on preventative health, while helping to identify at-risk patients. Preventing the onset of diabetes where we can is our top priority. We run support and education workshops about managing diabetes, as well as effective ways to modify your lifestyle to lessen or prevent diabetes.
As the rate of diabetes continues to rise in the Hunter, early detection is crucial. 60% of the cases of Type 2 diabetes could be avoided. The sooner you begin to adapt your lifestyle, the lesser the effects of the disease. Endocrinologist Dr Claire Morbey works with a dedicated team of Dieticians and Diabetes Educators who are focused on identifying the onset of diabetes, and taking immediate action.
We are dedicated to helping you control your diabetes so you can lead a happy and healthy life. We can give you the tools and information you need to better self-manage the effects of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Along with the guidance from our Endocrinologist, our Dieticians can help you tailor your diet to suit your nutritional needs. Our Diabetes Educator can also assist with your insulin, injections and pumps, and discuss ways you can continue to lead your lifestyle with limited hassle.
Specialist Medical Centre
Dr Mark Gibbeson | Behavioural Paediatrician
Dr Gibbeson is a Behavioural Paediatrician specialising in ADHD, ODD, anxiety/depression, bedwetting and encopresis.
Dr Gibbeson is passionate about the rights of children who have behaviour problems beyond their control.
Dr Sam Yuen | Haemotologist
Dr Sam Yuen is a Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist, practising all aspects of adult haematology.
Dr Yuen has a particular interest in leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, clotting and bleeding disorders.
Dr Susan Miles | Sleep and Respiratory Physician
Dr Susan Miles is a Respiratory, Sleep and General Physician, specialising in all aspects of adult respiratory and sleep medicine.
Dr Miles has a special interest in occupational lung diseases.
Dr Sonia Saxena | Endocrionologist
Dr Sonia Saxena is an Endocrinologist, specialising in diabetes, hyper and hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome and other hormonal conditions.
Pacific Anaesthesia provides specialist adult and paediatric anaesthetic service across a broad range of sub-specialties to patients in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley region.
Our specialists are based in Merewether within Hunter Diabetes Centre (formerly ‘The AIM Centre’).
To see any of our specialists, you will need a referral from your GP.
Please call us on (02) 4963 2323 to book your appointment or for more information.