About Diabetes NSW & ACT

Diabetes NSW & ACT is the largest member based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to people living with or at risk of diabetes, as well as their families and carers.

A few facts:

  • Four people are diagnosed with diabetes every hour in NSW
  • 1 in four people in Australia has either diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • More than 3.5 million Australians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes

Our mission is ‘a life without the complication(s) of diabetes’.

Our vision and number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our community and to help people living with diabetes to ‘live their lives’ – every step of the way.

We are the NSW-based organisation for Diabetes Australia.  Through Diabetes Australia, we are connected to other state and territory-based diabetes organisations.

Diabetes NSW & ACT Membership

Diabetes NSW & ACT is a membership community of 45,000 people across NSW living with or at risk of diabetes.

Members of Diabetes NSW & ACT receive, ‘Circle’, Australia’s largest circulation diabetes magazine, produced quarterly and featuring the latest news and diabetes research, nutrition guides, recipes, real life stories and practical information on living your life with diabetes; a 10% discount on all Diabetes NSW & ACT products, access to exclusive events and forums, and access to support and education from our healthcare professional team.

Membership is just $55 per year ($30 for junior or concession membership). For more information visit our website at diabetesnsw.com.au/membership/ or email us.


We run a number of events throughout the year, provided free of charge or discounted to our members. They include:
• Live your life Member Forum (exclusive to DNSW&ACT members) – giving guests the unique opportunity to visit Parliament House in Sydney and attend diabetes focused workshops, panel discussions and meet others in the diabetes community.  Members can join a room full of like-minded people and share how they live their lives with diabetes, to help grow our future and better support our members and others.
• Live your life Ball – our annual fundraiser, held in February for more than 400 special guests.  Guests enjoy a great evening of fine wine, sumptuous contemporary dining and live entertainment, along with live and silent auctions, dancing and fun!
• Live your life Expo (subsidised for Diabetes NSW & ACT members) – a day of interactive information sessions and demonstrations to help Diabetes NSW & ACT members and guests live their lives with diabetes and discover the support, products and services available to them.  Topics at previous events have included information about latest pump technology; research findings; healthy management practice workshops; networking opportunities and more.
• Diabuddy Days – held at various venues throughout the state, these days offer a fun and safe environment for kids living with Type 1 Diabetes and their families, providing the opportunity for them to meet other families living with diabetes and share their experiences.  Knowing that you and your children are not alone helps considerably; all the other kids are checking their blood glucose levels and watching what they eat too.  This helps to increase confidence and shows families that they too can cope with the demands of living a healthy life with diabetes.  Guests can look forward to entertainment, games, a healthy lunch and fun activities – while enjoying interactive education and support.

Go to the Events Page on the Diabetes NSW & ACT website for more information on upcoming events.


Skin care, cookbooks, strips, monitors, hypo products and more, are all available at our online shop and in our shops. Diabetes NSW & ACT members receive a 10% discount on all products (excludes NDSS items).  Customers can visit shop.diabetesnsw.com.au today to start saving!  (Note that Access Points have access to a different site for shopping purchases from DNSW with greater discounts.)


We run a program for members living with diabetes to share their own stories and those of their loved ones.  Our media trained ambassadors speak in their local communities, raising awareness about the condition of diabetes and the support and services available.  They are featured on our website and available for speaking opportunities at local and state-wide events. (Click HERE for more information.)  Our Ambassadors are Diabetes NSW & ACT members, sharing how they ‘live their life’ every day with diabetes.


Diabetes NSW & ACT provides much needed support to world-class research into diabetes to help find better treatments and a cure, so that future generations can live a life free from diabetes and its complications.  Diabetes NSW & ACT supports the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney in providing the only dedicated Chair of Diabetes Research in the Southern Hemisphere.

NDSS Agent

Diabetes NSW & ACT is your state agent for the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), funded by the Federal Government.  In NSW, all NDSS events, information, activities and other resources are provided through Diabetes NSW & ACT.  For any enquiries about the NDSS and the services available, visit our website at diabetesnsw.com.au or call the Information Line on 1300 136 588.

Contact Us

Call the Information Line on 1300 136 588, or email us at customerservice@diabetesnsw.com.au .  We are here to help.

For your Access Point Coordinator’s contact details please refer to the
‘Your Local Contact’ Page.


1300 136 588 or
02 9552 9942
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26 Arundel Street
Glebe, NSW 2037
Postal: GPO Box 9824
P: 1300 136 588
F: (02) 9660 3633
W: diabetesnsw.com.au