Diabetes New Zealand


Organizational Information

15 Murphy street, Level 7

POB 12441, Thorndon
6144 Wellington
New Zealand
Tel +64-4-4997145
Website: www.diabetes.org.nz

Membership Information

Founded in 1962

5697 Members in 2016


11 employees and about 200 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1967




Established in 1962, Diabetes New Zealand is a non-government non-profit organisation that represents and supports people affected by diabetes. Diabetes New Zealand has a National Office (based in Wellington) and 22 Branches across the country. Branches provide local support and information for people affected by diabetes.


Main Focus

  • Provide local support for people affected by diabetes
  • Act as an advocate for people affected by diabetes
  • Raise awareness of diabetes, especially interventions that will prevent Type 2 diabetes or reduce diabetes complications
  • Educate and inform people about diabetes, its treatment, management and control
  • Support research into the treatment, prevention and cure of diabetes 


Their priorities for action include:
  • Providing support locally through our branches (including one-on-one or group peer support, information and education sessions, local events and supermarket tours which teach skills for reading food labels and making healthy food choices).
  • Building an online engagement platform - an innovative online resource that will provide online peer support for people with diabetes, and training for people who work with and/or support people with diabetes. 
  • A long-term multi-media diabetes awareness and advocacy campaign
  • Diabetes Awareness Week (which includes WDD) – plans for our 2013 campaign can be found on our website 

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Carrie represents Diabetes New Zealand in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about her and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

Diabetes New Zealand publishes Diabetes, a professionally produced quarterly magazine which is distributed to approximately 17,500 people, including members of Diabetes New Zealand and health professionals.

Read their latest annual report (2011)


Message from the President

Ms Deborah Connor



New Zealand country information


IDF Members in WP