Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Westmead Hospital



Fong AC, Cheung NW. The high incidence of steroid-induced hyperglycaemia in hospital. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, In press.


d'Emden MC, Shaw JE, Colman PG, Colagiuri S, Twigg SM, Jones GR, Goodall I, Schneider HG, Cheung NW. The role of HbA1c in the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in Australia. Med J Aust 2012; 197: 220-1.

Cheung NW. Individualising type 2 diabetes management: new treatment options and models of care. Med J Aust 2012; 197: 196-7.

Girgis CM, Gunton JE, Cheung NW. The influence of ethnicity on the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women with gestational diabetes: A prospective study and review of the literature. ISRN Endocrinology 2012; 2012: ID 341638.

Middleton S, D’Este, Grimshaw J, Ward JE, Levi C, on behalf of the QASC Trial Investigators. Team-building intervention to improve acute stroke care. Response to Barer. Lancet 2012; 379: 1390.

Middleton S, Levi C, Ward J on behalf of the QASC Trial Investigators. QASC trial: Swallow surveillance rates comparable with international data (letter). Lancet 2012; 379: 1389.

Ramanathan S, McMeniman J, Cabela R, Holmes-Walker DJ, Fung VS. SIADH and dysautonomia as the initial presentation of Guillain-Barré syndrome. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2012;83(3): 344-5.


Middleton S, McElduff P, Ward J, Grimshaw JM, Dale, S, D’Este C, Drury P, Griffiths R, Cheung NW, Quinn C, Evans M, Cadilhac D, Levi C. Implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction in acute stroke improves 90-day outcomes: QASC, a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2011; 378 (9804): 1699-1706.

Kim C, Herman WH, Cheung NW, Gunderson EP, Richardson C. Comparison of hemoglobin A1c with fasting plasma glucose and 2-hour post-challenge glucose for risk stratification among women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus Diabetes Care 2011; 34: 1949-51.

Cheung NW, Li S, Tang KC. Participation in cardiovascular risk factor and cancer screening amongst Australian Chinese. Health Prom J Aust 2011; 22: 147-52.

Cheung NW, Cinnadaio N, O’Neill A, Koller L, Pratt HL, Zingle C, Chipps DR. Implementation of a dedicated subcutaneous insulin prescription chart: Effect on glycaemic control. Diab Res Clin Pract 2011; 92: 337-41.

Cheung NW, Smith BJ, van der Ploeg HP, Cinnadaio N, Bauman A. A pilot structured behavioural intervention trial to increase physical activity among women with recent gestational diabetes. Diab Res Clin Pract 2011: 92: e27-29.

Lau SL, Cheung NW, Athayde N, Gunton JE. Serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and HbA1c in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Med J Aust 2011; 194: 334-7.

Lau SM, Lin S, Stokes RA, Cheng K, Baldock PA, Enriquez RF, McLean M, Cheung NW, Sainsbury A, Gonzalez F, Herzog H, Gunton JE. Synergistic effects of genetic beta cell dysfunction and maternal glucose intolerance on offspring metabolic phenotype in mice. Diabetologia 2011; 54: 910-21.

Wong VW, Mardini M, Cheung NW, Mihailidou A. High-dose insulin in experimental myocardial infarction in rabbits: protection against effects of hyperglycaemia. J Diab Comp 2011; 25: 122-8.

Bundock H, Fidler S, Clarke S, Holmes-Walker DJ, Farrell K, McDonald S, Tudor-Williams G, Foster C. Crossing the divide: transition care services for young people with HIV-their views. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2011; 25(8): 465-73.

Farrell K, Holmes-Walker DJ. Mobile phone support is associated with reduced ketoacidosis in young adults. Diabet Med 2011; 28(8): 1001-4.

Nielssen O, Holmes-Walker DJ, Large M, Steinbeck K. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia associated with mania and serious violence. Biol Psychiatry 2011; 69(8): e21-2.


Razee H, van der Ploeg HP, Blignault I, Smith BJ, Bauman AE, McLean M, Cheung NW. Investigating modifiable determinants of type 2 diabetes in women with recent gestational diabetes: a cross cultural qualitative study. Health Prom J Aust 2010; 21: 130-7.
Cheung NW, Chipps DR. Sliding scale insulin: Will the false idol finally fall? Int Med J 2010; 40: 662-4.

Wong KYC, Wong VW, Ho JT, Torpy DJ, McLean M, Cheung NW. High cortisol levels in hyperglycemic myocardial infarct patients signify stress hyperglycemia and predict subsequent normalization of glucose tolerance. Clin Endocrinol 2010; 72: 189-95.

Vethakkan SR, Jenkins AJ, Kay TW, Goodman DJ, Walters JM, Gooley JL, Boston RC, Holmes-Walker DJ, Ward GM. Improved second phase insulin secretion and preserved insulin sensitivity after islet transplantation. Transplantation 2010; 89(10): 1291-3.


Cheung NW, Cinnadaio N, Russo M, Marek S. A pilot randomised controlled trial of resistance exercise bands in the management of sedentary subjects with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2009; 83: e68-e71.

Cheung NW, Conn JJ, D'Emden MC, Gunton JE, Jenkins AJ, Ross GP, Sinha AK, Andrikopoulos S, Colagiuri S Twigg SM. Australian Diabetes Society Position Statement: Individualization of HbA1c targets for adults with diabetes mellitus. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 339-44.

Cheung NW. Glycemic control and outcomes after joint arthroplasty (letter). J Bone Joint Surg 2009;

Moses RG, Cheung NW. Point: universal screening for gestational diabetes (invited paper). Diabetes Care 2009; 32: 1349-51.

Middleton S, Levi C, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Griffiths R, D'Este C, Dale S, Cheung NW, Quinn C, Evans M, Cadilhac D. Fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction management in acute stroke: A cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge transfer. Implement Sci 2009; 4: 16.

Gan RM, Wong V, Cheung NW, McLean M. Effect of insulin infusion on electrocardiographic findings following acute myocardial infarction: Importance of glycaemic control. Diabetic Med 2009; 26: 174-6.

Cheung NW. The management of gestational diabetes (invited review). Vasc Health Risk Manag 2009; 5: 153-64.

Lau SM, Hng TM, De Vries B, McLean M, Cheung NW. Sexual dimorphism of high molecular weight adiponectin in cord blood. Clin Endocrinol 2009; 70: 500-01.


Anna V, van der Ploeg H, Cheung NW, Huxley R, Bauman A. Sociodemographic correlates of the increasing trend in prevalence of gestational diabetes in a large population of women between 1995 and 2005. Diabetes Care 2008; 31: 2288-9.

Cheung NW, Yue D, Kotowicz M, Jones P, Flack JR. A comparison of diabetes clinics with different emphasis on routine care, complications assessment and shared care. Diabetic Med 2008 25:974-8.

Zehle K, Smith BJ, Chey T, McLean M, Bauman AE, Cheung NW. Psychosocial factors related to diet among women with recent gestational diabetes: Opportunities for intervention. Diab Educator 2008; 34(5): 807-14.

Cheung NW, Ma G, Li S, Crampton R. The relationship between admission blood glucose levels and hospital mortality. Diabetologia 2008; 51: 952-5.

Cheung NW, Wong VW, McLean M. What glucose target should we aim for in myocardial infarction. Diab Res Clin Pract 2008; 80: 411-15.

Cheung NW. Glucose control during acute myocardial infarction (invited review). Intern Med J 2008; 38: 345-48.

Cheung NW, Oats JJN. Glucose tolerance abnormalities in Australian women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Implications for pregnancy (letter). Med J Aust 2008; 188 (2): 126.


Simmons D, Cheung NW, Lagstrom J, Flack JR, McIntyre HD, Bond D, Johnson E, Wolmerans L, Wein P, Sinha A. The ADIPS pilot National Diabetes in Pregnancy Audit Project. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 2007; 47(3): 198-206.

Cheung NW, Smith BJ, Henriksen H, Tapsell LC, McLean M, Bauman A. A group-based healthy lifestyle program for women with previous gestational diabetes. Diab Res Clin Pract 2007; 77(2): 333-4.

Holmes-Walker DJ, Llewellyn AC, Farrell K. A transition care programme which improves diabetes control and reduces hospital admission rates in young adults with Type 1 diabetes aged 15-25 years. Diabet Med 2007; 24(7): 764-9.