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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.


The My Life Matters medication access campaign has travelled the country and generated plenty of discussion, headlines and coverage.  It's never been more important for the voices of patients andRead more

Workplace wellness... throwback to 2005

Calling all who remember the Auckland Special K Women's Triathlon!   It was 2004, and someone in the team (I won't mention names) said "lets do a triathlon as a workplace".  It doesn't sound muchRead more

CGM - Kate gets to try out what is being recommended for her patients with Type 1 diabetes

On our Facebook page we've posted links to a website which is advocating on behalf of people with Type 1 Diabetes to get better and more equitable access to Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)Read more

MyLifeMatters - Medication funding in New Zealand

Photo: Jo Currie PhotographyRead more

Cassie's trip to the American Society for Nutrition Conference

I travelled from Auckland on a cold winter morning to summer in Canada. Firstly flying to Toronto and then by car in the early hours to my final destination of St Catharine's. St Catharine's is aRead 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

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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