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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.

New DCSS Paper - Clinical Epidemiology

Excited to announce another paper published by Professor David Simmons and his team using the DCSS Audit data gathered by Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa over more than 20 years in Primary care inRead more

NZSSD Conference 2023

As always, a trip to the NZSSD (New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes) conference in May is a high point of our year.  This year we were privileged to send three of our team to theRead more

Anzac Weekend

The Otara office will be closed Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April.   We wish everyone a safe and special Anzac weekend.Read more

What a year it's been

So we are at last nearing the end of 2022 and what a year it's been.    At Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa we've had so much happen, and I think we can all agree that this year on top of the last coupRead more

Trusted Websites

Diabetes New Zealand The go-to site for people with diabetes in New Zealand Diabetes Auckland The Auckland branch of Diabetes New Zealand The Heart Foundation New Zealand Heart Foundation providesRead more

Important Change to Diabetes Medications

Call your doctor right now to see if you are eligible. If you are eligible, these new medications will reduce your risk of needing insulin[1], and reduce your risk of dying from heart attack orRead more

Advocacy for New Medications for Type 2 Diabetes!

The first significant change to the Type 2 Treatment landscape in years was a long time in the coming.  Jardiance (Empagliflozin) and Trulicity (Dulaglutide) were approved by Pharmac andRead more

DCSS Quality Audit

The Diabetes Care Support Service (DCSS) audit provided support to GP Practices across Auckland since the early 1990's, helping primary care providers to improve the care delivered to patients withRead more

Countdown MasterClass

This pilot programme had funding from Counties Manukau Health and Countdown and was designed by Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa for delivery into selected South Auckland secondary schools.  Hosted byRead 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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