For Patients

Endocrinology is a medical speciality which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of hormone-related diseases. This includes diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid problems, menopause, metabolic disorders and cancers.

Understanding how the illness affects your life is as important in treatment as repairing your body physically. I will work with your values in ascertaining the most appropriate treatment for you.

- A/Prof Katherine Tonks


If this is your first appointment, please bring:

  • A referral letter from your GP
  • Your Medicare card and any concession cards
  • Any relevant test results including scans, x-rays and blood tests.
Volunteer for Medical Research

We are very grateful for your contribution. In our studies we measure body fat content, metabolic rate, and a variety of other measures designed to tell us more about insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Before you undergo any testing, one of the research team will send you information detailing any testing we require as part of the study. We then follow-up with a phone call, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions.

If you are happy to proceed you then undergo a screening process to ensure you are eligible for the study. This involves a telephone questionnaire, and if that is successful, then a visit to the Clinical Research Facility at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Darlinghurst.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our studies into insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes please contact us.

Find out more about volunteers and other studies at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research .