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Notification of closure of DNZAB online shop only

We would like to thank our customers for your support and patronage of the DNZAB diabetes shop over the many years we have been operating.  We are closing as the Diabetes NZ Board consider our online shop no longer core business.  Hence, our online shop will close by 30 June 2021.

As we would like to ensure that you can continue to purchase the diabetes products you need, we recommend you purchase these from the alternative online shops:

Diabetes Christchurch (, Ph: (03) 925 9972

Diabetes Wellington (, Ph: (04) 499 5085

Christmas Closedown 2020

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch Office:

Closing on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Reopening Wednesday, 6 January 2020

Wishing everyone festive greetings over the holiday break

Healthy Eating Plate resources available in different cultures in different languages

We have a range of Healthy Eating plates that have been developed for different cultures in different languages.

We have available:
Pacific Plate in English, Tongan, Samoan and Cook Island Maori
Maori Plate in English and Te Reo
South Asian/Vegetarian Plate in Hindi, Punjabi and English
Asian (Chinese) plate in Chinese

Generic European Plate in English

Online Shop – only online and phone orders accepted

We are open for online shop orders only (walk in orders will be refused) to keep our staff well and continue to supply this service to you.

Our courier company (NZ Couriers) will continue to supply any orders however have advised that for orders requiring a signature, the couriers will:

  • knock on the door as usual and step back 2 metres (or as far as possible)
  • will ask for the recipient’s name (to record proof of delivery) and leave the parcel on the ground in front of the receiver. Recipient’s will not sign for parcels.
  • tracking information on their website will display the recipient’s name as well as the signature image reading CV-19 (entered by the courier)
  • if no one comes to door and there is no authority to leave in place, the courier will follow standard procedures and leave a card to call and return parcel to depot.

Please use the box marked ‘order notes’  to advise where this parcel can be left on your property.

2019 Christmas Closedown

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch Office:

Closing on Friday, 20 December 2019

Reopening Monday, 6 January 2020

Wishing everyone festive greetings over the holiday break

Come along and hear Dr Carl Peters

Dr Carl Peters is a specialist endocrinologist and diabetologist with particular expertise in the management of diabetes in pregnancy, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, lipid and endocrine disorders.
After training as an endocrinologist in New Zealand, Dr Peters moved to the UK to work as a clinician and clinical researcher at the Institute for Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University. His research work focused on remission of type 2 diabetes.
Dr Peters works in private practice at the Mercy Specialist Centre, is a Consultant at Waitemata District Health Board, Honorary Senior Lecturer for the University of Auckland, Educational Supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and reports bone densitometry for Auckland Bone Density.
Dr Peters welcomes referrals covering all aspects of endocrinology, diabetes, diabetes in pregnancy and internal medicine.

When: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 (7 – 8.30pm)

Where: 55 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose, Auckland 1061

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch will also have a short AGM at this event.

Graeme Mack Research Fund

The Graeme Mack Research Fund is now accepting submissions for 2019.

Graeme Mack was a successful accountant with Stewart & Co based in Panmure, Auckland retiring in 1995. He was educated at Auckland Grammar and was a proud Aucklander. He was married to Elizabeth Mack, a much-loved dietitian at Auckland Public Hospital particularly by the Pacific staff whom she worked closely with. They lived in Remuera with a large garden. In his forties he developed type 2 diabetes, which he managed through diet and an active life style. Graeme and his wife travelled widely, enjoyed gardening and made many lifelong friends. Wharekaho (Simpson’s Beach) was also a holiday base for them both. Graeme actively managed his diabetes and lived a long and fulfilled life. He left significant funds to many charities in his will upon his death in 2011.  Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch received the sum of $1,050,000 in April 2015.

Purpose of the fund according to the will of Graeme Douglas Mack: The bequest is to be used for research grants to suitable persons engaged in research relating to diabetes and such grants to be made at the discretion of the Board (Auckland Branch Committee).

For an application form please email:

The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 May 2019.


Online Shop for February and March

Due to circumstances outside of our control, online orders will be sent 2 to 3 times a week for February and March 2018.

Queries and orders over the phone will also be limited.

This will go back to normal after this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you are after an insulin pen please contact your local pharmacy or one of the below numbers.

All insulin pens are free of charge.

Diabetes Action Month – it’s been a big one!

Diabetes Action Month NZ

November was our month – it was our turn to tell the world about diabetes, raise awareness about the difference between type 1 and type 2 and encourage people to take action if they’re at risk.

Why action month?

The Ministry of Health has declared that diabetes is “the largest and fastest growing health issue we face in New Zealand”.  With 100,000 Kiwis walking around undiagnosed and the disease rising by an average of 7% every year, we need to take action.

Here are the stats:

  • Every day 12 people in Auckland are diagnosed with diabetes
  • One in four Aucklanders are pre-diabetic
  • Diabetes three times more prevalent in Maori & Pacific populations
  • Nearly a quarter of a million Kiwis live with diabetes, 100,000 in Auckland


Diabetes Awareness Auckland

Action month is over, how can I continue taking action?

We love your passion – here’s what you can do:

  1.  Encourage your friends and family to take the risk assessment quiz to find out if they’re likely to be at risk of type 2
  2. Get connected – find us on Facebook and share our posts with your friends.
  3. Educate your community –   if you would like our mobile awareness service or a health promoter to visit your community email
  4. Raise funds! Last year we screened 1,570 people for diabetes and helped another 413 people to reduce their risk through our healthy choices program. We couldn’t do it without your support! 

Get your friends and family together, run a marathon or host a morning tea at your workplace, whatever you choose to do – it will make a big difference! For fundraising support email


Holiday Office Hours

Our Onehunga office is closed from 22 December 2017 and re-opens 8 January 2018

We wish all our members and community a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year

Online orders placed after 21 December 2017 will be sent on once we open, 8  January 2018


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