Our service is a patient and family centred approach to Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
On-site services are provided in Geelong with a monthly outreach service to East Melbourne. Our young adult diabetes service to Gippsland has been discontinued. Our core team comprises consultant general paediatrician Dr Peter Goss and Credentialed Diabetes Educator Jenny Goss. Dr Peter Goss was recently honoured with the RACP Medal for Outstanding Clinical Service to Rural Australia and the 2019 ISPAD international award for Diabetes Innovation for the T1D e-learning program for diabetes in schools (t1d.org.au).
Both Jenny and Peter Goss were co-authors on the 2018 ISPAD international consensus guidelines Management and Support of Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes in School and the ISPAD Position Statement on Type 1 Diabetes in Schools which Peter co-chaired.
Peter is the Chair of the Australian Paediatric Society Diabetes Committee and has been a member of the Australian Paediatric Endocrine Group Diabetes Subcommittee.
Our diabetes team utilises the multidisciplinary skills and experience of other experts in the field, including dieticians and psychologists in various parts of Victoria and respected Australian and international diabetes consultants.
Because Type 1 diabetes is a family disease, we view ourselves as privileged co-workers in the family diabetes team. We are strong advocates for the best possible standards of diabetes management at school and work in collaboration with school personnel. We provide comprehensive care and abide by the highest standards of world diabetes. We practice according to the guidelines of the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes and AMA code of ethics.