Archive of news items:

2016 Annual Scientific Meeting 4-6 May 2016, Rotorua, study days 3 May

Registration opened: 2 November 2015

Early bird registration closes: 29 March 2016

Registration closes: 18 April 2016

Site Register here

Abstract submission closed: 26 FEBRUARY 2016

Abstract decision by: 18 March 2016

More information

Travel grant: applications close 11 March 2016

Living Well With Diabetes

This dedicated national diabetes plan was developed to address one of New Zealand’s most serious health issues. The plan was designed with considerable input from people who have diabetes and from the health workforce who care for them.

This National Strategy was launched at Counties on Friday 16 October, by the Minister of Health, click to view a compact copy

Diabetes Work Programme
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Virtual Diabetes Register 2013
Health Improvementy and Innovation Resource Centre - The latest health information at your fingertips HIIRC
“Primary Care Nursing e-Resource”
NZSSD announces a new resource for Primary Health Care Nurses to build knowledge in diabetes care
Awards and grants closing soon and available to financial members:

NZSSD professional development award - applications close 1 August, 1 November, 1 February and 1 May see "awards and grants" for further information


discuss with your local provider / DHB for further information

For the latest on nurse prescribing update

New Zealand Diabetes Workforce Survey results released:
Adult Diabetes Specialist Physician Services
Adult Diabetes Nurse Specialist/Educator Services
22 June 2009

Registrar Training Session Programme available (64 KB)
11 June 200

Novo Nordisk NZ Diabetes Grant Scheme open for applications, closing 31 October 2009
added 26 May 2009

NZSSD Professional Development Awards open for applications, closing 16th July 2009
added 26 May 2009

NZSSD 2009 Conference Grants open for applications
22 April 2009

National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework available online
25 March 2009

Commentary published today in JAMA: 'Current status of Xenotransplantation'.Richard N. Pierson III, MD. JAMA. 2009;301(9):967-969.
View at JAMA website
4 Mar 2009

NZSSD Position Statement on standardisation of reporting units for HbA1c and application of estimated average glucose (eAG)
2 Mar 2009

NZSSD Executive Position Statement on self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes
23 Feb 2009

NZSSD Position Statement on Screening and Type 2 Diabetes released
27 Jan 2009

Eli Lilly Awards 2009 open for applications (30 KB)
13 Jan 2009

Eli Lilly Partnership in Diabetes Achievement Award 2008 winners announced
1 Dec 2008

NZSSD Expert Opinion on HbA1c as a screening or diagnostic test for diabetes (103 KB)
24 November 2008

World Diabetes Day NZSSD Executive Media Release - NZ falls behind in provision of specialist services (67 KB)
14 November 2008

Jens Henrik Jensen Clinical Academic Fellowship in Diabetes Research - call for applicants for a 3 year diabetes research fellowship
12 November 2008

'Urgent need to act on diabetes says experts' story with comments from NZSSD members
12 November 2008

Vacancy open for Diabetologist/Endocrinologist at Palmerston North Hospital, Midcentral District Health Board
(link to Midcentral District Health Board website)
3 November 2008

NZSSD Executive press release regarding government approval of Living Cell Technologies trial (66 KB)
21 October 2008

District Health Board Translational Research Fund. Call for Registrations of Intent - due 5pm, 30 October.
21 October 2008

NZSSD media release on insulin pump treatment (63 KB)
13 October 2008

NZSSD Executive Media Release on the use of long-acting insulin analogues (64 KB)
26 September 2008

PHARMAC Diabetes Subcommittee letter to NZSSD President (1.2 MB)
19 September 2008

NZSSD December 2008 Professional Development Awards now open for applications
19 September 2008

Advance notice for research funding opportunity: District Health Board Research Fund - Translational Research in Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity
(Link to HRC website)
2 September 2008

NZSSD Expert Opinion comment on the use of long-acting insulin analogues
2 September 2008

Changes to prescribing information for Rosiglitazone (Avandia® and Avandamet®)
25 August 2008

NZSSD Expert Opinion comment on ACCORD and ADVANCE studies
19 August 2008

Public consultation on Xenotransplantation trial
8 July 2008

Royal College of Physicians Type 2 Diabetes: national clinical guideline for management in primary and seconday care (update) available
18 June 2008

NZSSD Expert Opinion comments posted for the 'MiG Trial' and 'HAPO study'
18 June 2008

NZSSD Position Statement on Insulin Pump Therapy released
9 June 2008

NZSSD press release regarding TV One's Close Up 'Miracle Cure?' article on xenotransplantation and type 1 diabetes
9 June 2008

2009 Novo Nordisk Diabetes Grant Scheme open for applications
23 May 2008

NZSSD submission to the Public Health Bill Health Select Committee
(87 KB)
23 April 2008

Applications open for Professional Development Awards. Closing date: 26th June 2008
21 April 2008

NZSSD draft Business Plan available for download
(100 KB)
14 April 2008

RCPA position statement on impaired fasting glucose available
4 Mar 2008

Applications open for 2008 Eli Lilly Research Grants
26 Feb 2008

Media release from ADVANCE study - no increased risk of death among intensive glucose-lowering arm
(67 KB)
22 Feb 2008

ACCORD study early termination of intensive blood glucose lowering arm
11 Feb 2008

Quality Improvement Plan for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: report available for download
(via District Health Board New Zealand website: PDF, 72 pgs, ~400KB)
Added 6 Feb 2008

NZSSD Executive Position Statement on HbA1c for Diagnosis of Diabetes
Added 17th Dec 2007

Cochrane Reviews of relevance to diabetes added to website
Added 17th Dec 2007

Applications for accreditation open for Diabetes Nurse Specialists
Added 23rd Nov 2007

NZSSD Executive Position Statement on Xenotransplantation in Type 1 Diabetes
Added 21st Nov 2007

Spring 2007 edition of Newsweet available
Added 19th Nov 2007

Accuracy of new Performa meters
Added 26th June 2007

Australian Diabetes Society Position Statement on the use of Rosiglitazone (Avandia®)
Added 19th June 2007
Note: As at 15 December 2008 this position statement is under review

2006 Diabetes Prevalence Figures

Gestational Diabetes Technical Report