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A focus on prevention

Diabetes has a huge impact on the individual and those around them.

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa (previously Diabetes Projects Trust) has been delivering services focused on preventing diabetes and its complications for nearly 30 years. The Foundation emphasises partnership with the community to achieve better health for present and for future generations.

Latest News

On our blog you will find the latest news at Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa - new programmes, new research projects and more.

Strategic Planning Meeting 2024

Last Friday was another high energy annual strategy planning session for the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Board of Trustees.    Thanks to the team at Previously Unavailable for being amazing hosts Read more

We have a YouTube Channel

We've finally sorted out somewhere to keep our video content all in one place.    Our YouTube channel will soon start being loaded with videos...some historical gems (did we really look likeRead more

The GetWize2Health Manual...latest incarnation

Hot off the press is the latest version of the GetWize2Health (GW2H) 'Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity teaching resource' for secondary schools.    Congratulations to Schools FacilitatorRead more

Professor Simmons - Inaugural Chief Medical Officer for Diabetes Australia

Our congratulations to our very own Professor David Simmons, original founder of Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa in South Auckland back in the 1990s, and current Patron.  He's been appointed as theRead more

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) funding for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

Here's some important things we can all do as advocates to support the ongoing vital campaign to get Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) funding for all people living with Type 1 Diabetes. ThisRead more

Gardens4Health Autumn Hui and Pānui

The Gardens4Health seasonal hui are an opportunity for our community of gardeners and organisers to come together to celebrate the successes of the season gone by, to share what they have learned,Read more

Celebrating cultural diversity in Manurewa

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa was proud to be part of the fantastic free community event, Whakanui Te Manurewatanga,  held on Saturday 9th March at Randwick Park, alongside a host of other communityRead more

Race result - Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa 70.3 Ironman athletes

Karen and Kate were back in the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa office on Tuesday after a busy few days away for the annual Lake Taupo Ironman. This time they were doing the 70.30 or half IronmanRead more

Team members Kate and to 2024 Ironman 70.3

For those who haven't caught up with the exercise journeys of our Clinical Director Kate Smallman, and General Manager Karen Pickering, they take 'walking the walk' to great lengths.  The key for thRead more

Introducing the new Team Leader for Gardens4Health

After a recruitment process starting way back in December 2023, interviews were finally held in January for the Gardens4Health team leader position.  We were privileged to meet some truly amazingRead more

World Kidney Day 14 March 2024

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a campaign across the globe aiming to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to health overall and to help reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease andRead more

Public Health...not just diabetes

Working in Public Health it's well known that there is never just one issue or condition or complication or factor that impacts living a healthy life.     While diabetes is the main focus of theRead more

Who we are

Our team serves the community and works inside the community to help prevent diabetes through our many programmes, funded by the Ministry of Health.

What we do

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa serves the following needs:
  • Develops and delivers health promotion programs
  • Research and evaluation services
  • Resource design
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity building and community development 

Our programmes

Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa offers a range of programmes and activities across Auckland which aim to prevent diabetes and its complications.


We have a range of resources on our site for individuals with diabetes, families of individuals with diabetes, health professionals and for whoever else may want access to them. They are free and downloadable for you. 

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