IDF member since
Number of members
15 Murphy street, Level 7, POB 12441, Thorndon, 6144 Wellington, New Zealand


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


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 members of Diabetes New Zealand and health professionals.