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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.

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

Publication - DCSS - All-cause death attributable to socioeconomic and ethnic disparity Type 1

Another publication from DCSS data from 1994-2019, this one concluded that "results suggest that socioeconomic disparities were responsible for a substantial proportion of all-cause, premature andRead more

January are we going for Climate Action?

January, in health promotion in the community it's a time of reporting for contracts, getting ready for return to normal work in 2024, writing draft budgets for the end of the financial year, and forRead more

Christmas 2023

Our office is closed Friday December 22 and re-opens on Monday January 8 2024. Thank you to everyone who has made 2023 such an amazing year, it's been a challenge in places, but so many excellent thiRead more

Catching up with the Kidney Society

A major complication of diabetes is damage to the kidneys.  While diabetes isn't the only cause of kidney problems, a significant number of people with kidney failure or on dialysis have diabetes. Read more

Congratulations Diana

We have a new Lifestyle Team Leader!  Many of you know already Diana Anderson from her roles in Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa for the last 14 years, but it may not be so well known that she is aRead more

Report on participating in the New Zealand and Australia Joint Nutrition Societies Conference - 2023

Written by Cassie Slade, Lifestyle Facilitator, schools.  Every four years the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia host a joint conference. This year it was heldRead more

Publication - DCSS - Health Inequality in Eight Adverse OUtcomes

Clinical Epidemiology - new paper just published titled "Health Inequality in Eight Adverse Outcomes Over a 25-Year Period in a Multi-Ethnic Population in New Zealand Population with Impaired GlucoseRead more

Over a century in years of service...

Our small organisation has been around since the 1990's.   Seven of our nine team members have been with the organisation for over 10 years, one nearly 30 years, three more than 20 years.  If 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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