About Us

Welcome to Diabetes NSW & ACT

Diabetes NSW & ACT works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes. We aim to make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public. Our mission is a life without the complication(s) of diabetes.

Formed on 27 July 1938, we are Australia’s largest member-based charity for people living with or at risk of diabetes. We have been supporting people with diabetes, their families, carers and friends, for more than 75 years. Our priority is their health and well-being, so they can live their lives well – every step of the way.

Information and support

We provide trusted information, advice and support through:

  • our free InfoLine – 1300 342 238;
  • at information days, workshops and other events; and
  • online.
  • Our educational health and well-being programs and services help to boost our members’ confidence and their ability to live healthy lives.

Our prevention awareness activities contribute to reduce both the development of diabetes and the complications of the disease in those already living with it.


We support a growing community of 48,000 members, and administer the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) to over 400,000 people living with diabetes in NSW and ACT.

Diabetes NSW & ACT also offers professional membership to professionals from clinical settings, and delivers comprehensive diabetes education to allied health professionals in primary and hospital settings. We are currently building a strong team of sponsors and corporate partners.

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