Diabetes New Zealand is a charity that represents and supports people with diabetes. We’ve been around for over 50 years and have a National Office in Wellington, and branches across the country with staff and volunteers who help people live well with diabetes.


    Diabetes New Zealand’s mission is to provide support for all New Zealanders with diabetes, or at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, to live full and active lives.

    What do we do?

    We offer support and information to help people take charge of their health and live well with diabetes. We do not provide medical information or advice – we complement the services of other healthcare providers.

    We have lots of information about diabetes, nutrition and healthy living. It’s available as pamphlets and on our website.
    We represent people with diabetes and advocate for greater awareness and better services.

    We raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with diabetes and the action people need to take to avoid diabetes complications or to avoid developing type 2 diabetes.

    We support research into diabetes.