Diabetes on the rise in NZ
257,000 (6% of population) New Zealanders are affected with Diabetes. About 40 people per day are diagnosed with Diabetes. 
Diabetes is on the rise among the 25 to 44 years old age bracket. Figures are skewed towards Indian, Maori, and Pacific Islanders and those living in lower socioeconomic background.
The government has identified six important areas which they want to initiate in order to halt the rise of this disease.
1. Preventing high risk people from developing type 2 diabetes
2. Detecting diabetes early and reducing the risk of complications
3. Provide integrated care
4. Meeting the needs of children and adults with type 1 diabetes
5.Enabling effective self management
6. Improving quality service