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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



Join Team Diabetes!


Email  for more information!

Special Supporter discount
for the first 100 people who sign up before December 31st 2016. 

Sign up for Round the Bays 2017 and join Team Diabetes here

If you would like to volunteer please check out our volunteer page

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Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch is taking part in 2017 Round The Bays and we want you to join Team Diabetes!

There are nearly 100,000 people living with diabetes in Auckland, with many more affected by prediabetes. Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch provide services and support to those most in need, engaging with communities across the city to raise awareness of diabetes.


Last year, we raised over $13,000 thanks to the hard work and effort of Team Diabetes and this year we want to raise even more, with more people getting involved. The 2017 Round The Bays will take place on March 5th and places are now open!

Been part of Team Diabetes, means you will get;

  • Special Supporter discount for the first 100 entries who sign up before December 31st 2016. Be quick though as they go fast and we don’t want you to miss out!
  • Free Dri-fit T-shirt to all those raising over $50
  • Fundraising Pack with information on how to go about your fundraising with template e-mails and letters
  • Online fundraising page via Everyday Hero
  • Regular contact, encouragement and support from us via phone, emails and newsletters in the lead up to, and
  • On the day, the Auckland Branch cheer squad will be out in force, and
  • We will have the Team Diabetes tent site and food and drink for you to relax and chill at with your family and friends post your event
  • Team Diabetes closed FB page where you can chat and share stories and pics with the other Team Diabetes participants


  • Head over to the Round The Bays website and remember to choose Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch as your chosen charity when you sign up

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