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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.

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

In the Australian News

"The Diabetes disaster", "Human catastrophe in motion", "Out of control, how this diabolical disease is dwarfing the pandemic", "Ravages of silent epidemic".  "The epidemic pushing AustralianRead more

Trusted Websites

The following is a non-exhaustive list of organisations and sites that can be useful sources of information.  Some have resources or run health education/health promotion activities.  Diabetes NewRead more

Te Rito Ora - Whaanau Hauora Day

Excellent day spent by team members Trish and Cassie, promoting health with other community organisations in Papatoetoe at this Te Rito Ora and PAPSDA organised event.  Thanks to the organisers!Read more

Announcement of Clinical Director Appointment

We are excited to announce the appointment of Mātanga Tapuhi (Nurse Practitioner), Kate Smallman to the role of Clinical Director.   Kate will be providing guidance to the Board and team, alongRead more

Kime says hi from the Diabetes Service in Whangarei

Lifestyle Team Leader Diana and her fur babies (one who seems awfully interested in Kime's lunchbox) got a chance to pay a catch up call to Diabetes Dietitian, Kime Esau who is now based in WhangareiRead more

Of Sprouts and Microgreens

Richard carried out a demonstration for World Diabetes Day yesterday showing how easy it is to grow microgreens or produce sprouts.    In a world where vegetables are expensive there's always theRead more

World Diabetes Day activity in West Auckland

An enjoyable and productive day had by all participating in World Diabetes Day activity in the Wesley Community Centre Mt Roskill. Diana Anderson was present with advice and resources and anRead more

Media Release from NZSSD for World Diabetes Day 2023

This media release from New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes is "in recognition of World Diabetes Day (WDD) 2023, Aotearoa New Zealand, led by the New Zealand Society for the Study of DiabetRead more

Getting ready for summer...Richard's tips for dry weather food gardening

The Gardens4Health information sheets are being put online at the moment...below are links to two that are particularly timely as the weather gets warmer and we think about how much...or little waterRead more

Annual Activity Report - 2022-2023

The latest Annual Activity report has been approved by the Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Board of Trustees at the final meeting of the year.   Highlights of this year include the ongoing AdolescentRead more

In the News

Duraglutide (Trulicity) is back in the news because of a global shortage of supply, as is the alternative Liraglutide (Victoza), due to popularisation of the medications for weight loss as modelledRead 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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