Welcome to the NZSSD website

The Annual Scientific Meeting and Annual General Meeting is the premier meeting, rotating around the country, with invited international and national experts giving plenary sessions and focussed topic reviews. There are also scientific presentations by clinicians and basic scientists in oral and poster fora.

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


COVID-19 Level 2 recommendations for podiatrists

NZMJ article 8 May 2020 "The meeting of two pandemics"

COVID-19: Lancet - Practical recommendations for mgt of diabetes in patients with COVID-19

COVID-19 clinical triage guide for feet

NZSSD advice as we move to level 3

Occupational health - Recommendations for people with diabetes working in the health care setting 22 April 2020

COVID-19 and Diabetes Research Review Prof J Krebs Special Research Review

Clarification on warranty periods for insulin pumps 15/4/2020 PHARMAC notification


Information for health practitioners and their patients, released 20 March 2020

Information for families living with Type 1 diabetes

Managing anxiety and worry in children

Managing anxiety and worry in adults

Diabetes NZ - DNZ represents and supports people with diabetes

Supplies - responses from pharmaceutical companies

Intermed patient letter

Eli Lilly letter

Pharmaco letter

MediRay is also continuing to provide full service to their FreeStyle Libre customers. 

All inquiries to free phone 0800 106 100 or www.freestylelibre.co.nz
George E Bongiovanni 
Medi’Ray NZ Ltd
0800 106 100

Screening for GDM during COVID restrictions - recommendations 26 March 2020

Pharmac - re COVID-19

BMJ: Video consultations 



NZSSD, Sanofi and Pharmaco Research Awards closing date: 5pm Thursday April 30, 2020



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.


The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting which was to be held in Wellington 6-8 May 2020, has been cancelled

We have confirmed new bookings for the next two years:




NZSSD, Sanofi and Pharmaco Research Awards closing date: 5pm Thursday April 30, 2020


The 2019 NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Napier Convention Centre on 7-10 May. The meeting was a combination of stimulating presentations, collegial discussions and memorable social events.


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


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

In 2020 the following grants will be awarded - refer "awards and grants":