Welcome to the NZSSD website

NZSSD is an incorporated society that is open to those involved in the care of people with diabetes. It has over 400 members including diabetes specialist physicians, diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, dietitians, ophthalmologists, general physicians, family doctors, community health workers and allied industries.


NZSSD is the national advisory body on scientific and clinical diabetes care and standards. NZSSD's objectives are to promote the study of diabetes and the best standards of care of diabetes in New Zealand. It also provides the national reference source in the subject.

All opinions and position statements are approved by the NZSSD Executive before being posted on this website


NZSSD holds an Annual Scientific Meeting with local and overseas speakers and presentation of original papers. The executive of NZSSD arbitrates the award of research grants in the field and also sponsors a professional development scholarship for non-medical members.

NZSSD publishes “Newsweet”, a quarterly newletter to members. Media enquiries should be directed to the President or Chairman.


NZSSD administers awards and grants - refer to "Awards and Grants"

In 2016 the following grants were awarded: