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Diabetes New Zealand is calling for applications for the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in late November,   2015 . It’s a truly exciting opportunity for a young person with diabetes to represent New Zealand and be a voice for young people affected by diabetes around the world.


Details about the programme and an application form are available from info@nzssd.org.nz


The key requirements for applicants are that they are aged 18 - 30 years, have diabetes, and are committed to developing and leading a diabetes related project in New Zealand on their return from the programme.


Applications should be sent to Karen Reed, Diabetes NZ’s IDF Champion -    karen@diabetesnzrotorua.org.nz  - by no later than Tuesday 7 April 2015.

Annual Scientific Meeting 5-8 May, 2015
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington
-   Study days - Tuesday 5th May [groups - diabetes nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, registrars and primary care]
-   Conference meeting - Wednesday 6th May to Friday 8th May

Early bird closes 28 March 2015


Details and registration at:

Registration site

see "Meetings" for more information


Abstracts closed 6 March

Acceptance advised 25 March 2015


NZSSD abstracts

Earlybird registrations close 28 March


DESA CAmp postponed until APril 2016, Lake Karapiro




Diabetes Work Programme
If you would like to make a donation to the Society, please follow the link: http://www.givealittle.co.nz/org/amysavage
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 http://www.healthmentoronline.com


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


Diabetes improvement package. Frequently asked questions.




discuss with your local provider / DHB for further information


For the latest on nurse prescribing update


More news...

Latest research



Download the latest issue of the NZSSD newsletter:

Summer 2014/15

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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 2015 the following grants will be available:

Eli Lilly (TBC)


i-SENS Pharmaco




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Page last updated:26 May 2015