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.
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
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.