The increasing prevalence of diabetes has resulted in the vital need for research, analysis and discussion into the disease. This has resulted in a number of positive outcomes including reports that are beneficial for educating and informing health professionals.

International Reports

International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas seventh edition (2015)

The World Health Organization Global Report on Diabetes, launched on World Health Day 7 April 2016

National Reports

Diabetes in Schools Report

The Diabetes in Schools Report calls for a nationally consistent program and a more systematic approach to supporting children with diabetes at school and in child care. Diabetes is a serious, complex health condition requiring constant management, support and care. It affects around 11,000 school-aged children and young people in Australia. The Report says children and young people with diabetes should be supported to actively and fully participate in all school can offer them along the academic pathway and towards healthy psychosocial and physical development.

Diabetes in schools

Diabetes - the "State of the Nation" Report

Diabetes - the "State of the Nation" attempts to identify all substantive new diabetes policy commitments or actions undertaken by the Australian Government and the State and Territory Governments in the past year. Some policy commitments or actions may be under development and some may not be acknowledged in this report. This report does not attempt to document actions or initiatives being implemented and/or funded by the non-government sector or business sector.

Diabetes Australia - State of the Nation 2016

YourSAY Glucose Monitoring Study

The 'YourSAY: Glucose Monitoring' online survey investigated glucose monitoring behaviours and attitudes. The survey was completed by 704 Australian adults, aged 18-70 years, who were either diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (n=592) or type 2 diabetes (n=112), and currently using insulin therapy (injections or a pump), and not currently using a continuous glucose monitoring device.

YourSAY Glucose Monitoring Survey Key Findings

YourSAY Glucose Monitoring Survey Infographic

National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020

The Minister for Health, Hon Sussan Ley MP, launched the new Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 on 13 November 2015.

The National Diabetes Strategy is available on the Department of Health website as a word or PDF document.

National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group- A Strategic Framework for Action

Advice to Government August 2015

The National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group (NDSAG) prepared this document to provide advice to the Government as it develops its National Diabetes Strategy. Diabetes Australia acknowledges the leadership of Prof Paul Zimmet and all the members of the National Diabetes Strategy Advisory Group and Expert Advisers.

National Diabetes Strategy- A Strategic Framework for Action

Diabetes MILES Youth Study

Released during National Diabetes Week 2015, the Diabetes MILES Youth Study, was funded by the National Diabetes Service Scheme and conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes.

The Economic Impact of Diabetic Macular Oedema in Australia

2015- The Deloitte Access Economics report ‘The Economic Impact of Diabetic Macular Oedema in Australia’ was commissioned and funded by Bayer Australia Ltd. The report is supported by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and Diabetes Australia.

Insulin Pump Therapy in Australia - The Case for Action

2014- Insulin pump therapy can be life-changing and together with new technologies such as continuous glucose monitors, potentially life-saving for people with type 1 diabetes.

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Diabetes Australia National Strategy and Action Plan

2013- Launched during National Diabetes Week in 2013. The purpose of the document is to provide the incoming Australian government, after the 2013 federal election, with a clear framework for a new national strategy for diabetes and a five year action plan.

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Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia

2012- Diabetes: the silent pandemic and its impact on Australia Comprehensive report on diabetes and the impact in Australia. The report recommends:

  • Increased understanding of the economic, and societal seriousness of diabetes and its complications, and of the escalating costs to individuals, families, workplaces, society and governments
  • Sustained, nationally consistent programs to prevent, detect and manage diabetes in Australia.
  • Funding for quality treatment is available and accessible to all to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and its complications

The growing economic cost of obesity in 2008: three years on

2008- In 2006, Access Economics released a report for Diabetes Australia, The economic costs of obesity (Access Economics, 2006), which estimated the prevalence, financial cost and burden of disease from obesity in Australia in the year 2005. This report seeks to utilise new data that have become available subsequently to update the estimates of the prevalence, AFs and cost of obesity for the year 2008.

National Review of Transitional Care towards identifying the issues facing both young adults with type 1 diabetes and their health care professionals

2007- National Review of Transitional Care Report identifies the issues facing both young adults with type 1 diabetes and their health care professionals

Preventing type 2 diabetes in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW

2007-Preventing type 2 diabetes in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in NSW project was commissioned by NSW Department of Health to inform the development of policies and programs aimed at reducing risk factors for, and subsequent progression to diabetes in CALD groups.

Young adults with diabetes needs analysis

2006- Findings of the young adults with diabetes needs analysis. It involved a series of group discussions and in-depth interviews with young adults aged 16-35 who have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, followed by a national online survey. The overall aim was to document concerns and issues faced by young adults who have diabetes, and identify areas of need in relation to information, health services and other types of support.

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