Diabetes support

Diabetes support

  • Support services and information for people affected by diabetes and their family/whānau.
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Diabetes Trust (Palmerston North)(external link)
Phone (06) 357 5992. They strive to improve the health and well-being of people with diabetes in the MidCentral DHB region. Help people get the knowledge and support they need to get and stay well with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Diabetes New Zealand – Auckland(external link) 
Freephone 0508 DIABETES (0508 342-238). Includes details about a network of support groups spreading across the Auckland region. As well as camps, events, educational courses and more.

Diabetes New Zealand Youth – Waikato(external link) 
Phone 027 539 9937. Includes details about support groups, youth services and diabetes management resources.

Diabetes Wellington(external link)
Phone (04) 499 5085. Provides services for its members and people with diabetes in the Wellington region to provide info and support and also to raise awareness within our local community.

Diabetes Christchurch(external link)
Phone (03) 925 9972. Diabetes Christchurch is a charitable organisation supporting and serving people with diabetes and their families in the Otautahi/Christchurch and Canterbury region since 1956.

Diabetes New Zealand – Tauranga(external link) 
Phone (07) 571 3422 for the diabetes helpline. A registered charity providing information, support and advocacy for anyone with diabetes. They also provide the services of a field worker/registered diabetes nurse specialist.  

Diabetes New Zealand – Rotorua(external link) 
Phone (07) 343 9950. Information on local events, self management and support groups. 

Diabetes New Zealand – Eastern Bay of Plenty(external link) 
Phone 021 031 9610. Support groups in Kawerau and Whakatane and help with self management.

Diabetes New Zealand – Taupo(external link) 
Phone 021 031 9610. Local support group, youth service and regional events.

Marton Diabetes Support Group – Rangitikei District
The group is for anyone who would like to know more about diabetes. These meetings normally take place monthly with guest speakers and you do not have to be diabetic to come along. For further information email martondnz@gmail.com or call (06) 327-7281 or call/text 021-342-524.

Diabetes New Zealand – Nelson Youth(external link)
Email amanda@diabetes.org.nz Offering support for families with type 1 diabetic children and teens through coffee groups, family fun activities and our annual camp where it’s easy to share stories and experiences with others who are living with diabetes on a daily basis.

Diabetes New Zealand – Canterbury Youth(external link) 
Phone 027 311 1661 or send an email to youthcanterbury@diabetes.org.nz Supports youth living with diabetes across the Canterbury region. Runs several events a year, including a summer camp.

Diabetes New Zealand – Auckland Youth(external link) 
Phone 09 622 0551 or send an email to youth@diabetesauckland.org.nz Aims to build confidence and independence and provide inspiration for youth and their families living with diabetes. We run a program that encompasses support, education, events and camps.

Diabetes New Zealand - Lakes/Bay of Plenty Youth(external link)
Phone 027 8830 158 or send an email to Lena@diabetes.org.nz Helps young people and their families who have type 1 diabetes to live every day brave.

Diabetes New Zealand – Otago(external link) 
Phone (03) 474 0240. Wellness and podiatry clinics, annual camp for youth and more.

Diabetes New Zealand – Taranaki(external link)
Phone 027 246 1600 or email Matire.ropiha@diabetes.org.nz. Postal address: Pinnacle Midlands Health Network, PO Box 8196, New Plymouth 4342. 

Diabetes New Zealand – Tairāwhiti Gisborne(external link)
Phone 027 223 2942

Diabetes New Zealand – Whanganui(external link)
For information on Diabetes you can find us at: 
Room 111, Community House, 60 Ridgway Street, PO Box 102, Wanganui 4541.
Or (06) 281-3195. For Marton enquiries call/text 021 342 524. or send an email wanganuidnz@gmail.com.

Diabetes New Zealand - Wairarapa(external link)

Diabetes New Zealand – South Otago
Phone (03) 418 2681

For Diabetes New Zealand branch in Wairarapa and Horowhenua, please contact Diabetes NZ(external link) national office for contact details for these regions.

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