About diabetes

Diabetes and its complications is the single biggest threat to the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Diabetes NSW is the biggest ‘not-for-profit’ member-based health organisation in the country and has one of the largest diabetes memberships in the world.

Whomever or wherever you are, Diabetes NSW is your first point of call to assist you with any of the answers relating to diabetes and its complications.

About Diabetes NSW

Formed on July 27 1938, Diabetes NSW is Australia’s oldest and largest not-for-profit organisation focused on providing support and services nationally and internationally to people living with and at risk of diabetes, their families, carers, friends and allied health professionals.

As the peak consumer body for diabetes and the first diabetes organisation in Australia, as well as being the third oldest diabetes association in the world, we have a long history of successfully working with our members to create a powerful shared voice for diabetes, now and in the future.

We also play a vital role in informing the whole community about diabetes and its complications.

Diabetes NSW makes a positive difference to the everyday lives of those living with and at risk of diabetes and their carers. We do this by ensuring decisions in areas of policy, research, delivery of services and programs are made in the best interest of those living with and at risk of diabetes.

What we do

We raise funds and awareness to promote diabetes prevention and management, education and research through community events, corporate and individual membership, fundraising events and activities.

We co-ordinate, run and manage community and health-professional education programs, lifestyle programs, fundraising activities and events, corporate and individual membership as well as sponsorship.

Membership with Diabetes NSW provides members and the community with the strength of a shared voice. We consult with and act on behalf of our members to ensure that decisions on policy, research, and program and service delivery make a positive difference to the everyday lives of people living with or at risk of diabetes.

We have a commitment to promoting best practice in all areas which affect people living with or at risk of diabetes, including privacy and anti-discrimination issues, resource management, prevention and care services, as well as organisational sustainability and accountability.

Please read our CLEAR strategy and see the progress we have made and the milestones we’ve achieved in the last twelve months.

Our Patron

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC (currently the Governor of NSW) is Diabetes NSW Patron.

Professor Bashir’s wide-ranging involvement and interest in community health issues place her in a position to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation’s role of Patron.