Dr Meg Henze, a sessional Endocrinology Consultant at Royal Perth Hospital, commenced delivering the service for Diabetes WA in 2018 and her clinics have been consistently booked since then.
Dr Henze will be taking maternity leave from August 2021, and therefore Diabetes WA would like to welcome Dr Ranita Siru to the team. Dr Siru is currently an Endocrinologist and Bariatric Assessor at Mercy Bariatrics, a Chemical Pathology Registrar at Western Diagnostic Pathology and has a private Endocrinology clinic at Joondalup Health Campus. Dr Siru will manage the Diabetes WA Telehealth Endocrinology Service while Dr Henze is on leave. During this time, the clinic will run on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Endocrinology is an important part of a multidisciplinary diabetes care team. A regular or annual appointment can ensure optimum diabetes management, helping to avoid short-term complications such as hypoglycaemia, and long-term complications such as damage to eyes, kidneys and feet. An endocrinologist has specialist knowledge and experience and is well placed to provide advice on new and emerging technologies for managing diabetes, such as new glucose monitors and sensors, new insulin formulations, or pumps.
However, for Western Australian’s living in remote and rural areas, access to an endocrinologist is not always easy or accessible. In response to this, Diabetes WA introduced a monthly endocrinology clinic via telehealth to Western Australians living in regional and remote areas.
For details on our endocrinology clinic, including referral information, please click here.