Annual Update of Key Results 2015/16: New Zealand Health Survey

This report presents the 2015/16 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children.
The reports includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services.

More Heart and Diabetes Checks Evaluation

Published 25 August 2016
This report contains the findings and recommendations from an independent evaluation of the More Heart and Diabetes Checks health target.

Health Loss in New Zealand 1990–2013

This report analyses health loss and health expectancy in New Zealand from 1990 to 2013.
It draws on the New Zealand Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors Study.

Diabetic Retinal Screening, Grading, Monitoring and Referral Guidance

This publication updates previous guidelines with new evidence to provide high quality and equitable screening for all those at risk of diabetic eye disease. 

Self-management Support for People with Long-term Conditions

This document supports people to manage their long-term conditions, and includes definitions of long-term conditions as well as links to examples of current work.

Living Well with Diabetes

Living Well with Diabetes: A health care plan for people at high risk of or living with diabetes 2015–2020, aims to address the needs of people with a high risk of developing diabetes, including those with pre-diabetes and existing diabetes.

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care

This publication presents a nationally agreed Consensus Statement on the best practice in the identification and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

This guide gives recommendations for screening and diagnosis of probable undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
It also includes recommendations for treating and managing gestational diabetes.

Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Diabetes in New Zealand: A clinical practice guideline

This clinical guideline gives detailed recommendations for screening and diagnosis of probable undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes in pregnancy.
Recommendations on treating and managing gestational diabetes are also outlined.

General Practice Toolkit for more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit

A series of educational videos answering common questions and offering support to general practice for the more heart and diabetes checks and better help for smokers to quit health targets has been developed.

Māori health literacy research: Gestational diabetes mellitus

This report identifies health literacy barriers in understanding and managing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
The report also highlights interventions that may strengthen health literacy to allow better understanding of GDM and greater uptake of screening for GDM by pregnant Māori women.

Effective behaviour change in long-term conditions

The NZ Guidelines Group completed a rapidE process as part of their contract with the Ministry of Health to produce evidence-based guidance for the health sector focusing on implementation.
The rapidE process looked at the available evidence on the effectiveness of health behaviour change interventions for people with long-term conditions. The rapidE process produced a suite of documents.

New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012

Published 13 March 2012
The New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012 provides summary guidance from a collection of guidelines and is intended as a convenient reference for health professionals.
This edition includes new content on the management of type 2 diabetes, weight management, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, heart failure and rheumatic fever.

HbA1c: Where are you now?

On 3 October 2011, laboratories in New Zealand and internationally changed the way HbA1c results are reported. Access resources to help you better understand your new HbA1c number.

Diabetes presenter slide set

This slide set has been prepared for trainers and presenters to use in clinical education sessions.

Nurse Prescribing in Diabetes Services: a discussion document

Submissions are invited on proposed changes to enable suitably qualified nurses working in diabetes services to prescribe a limited range of medicines for people with diabetes.
Regulatory changes will be required to enable this prescribing to take place.

Te Toi Hauora-Nui: Achieving excellence through innovative Māori health service delivery

Te Toi Hauora-nui provides information about innovative service approaches to improving Māori health, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus programmes delivered in the primary care setting.
The report outlines key findings, critical success factors that providers use to achieve successful results, and areas for improvement.

Mortality and Demographic Data 2006

Annual statistical publication that collates and analyses information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand.
The commentary summarises key facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group and sex.

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Quality Improvement Plan

The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) establishes a nationally consistent framework for continuous quality improvement of clinical services for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The QIP sets out specific, practical recommendations and areas for priority actions across different clinical settings.

Diabetes Surveillance: Population-based estimates and projections for New Zealand, 2001–2011

Understanding the descriptive epidemiology of type 2 diabetes is useful for planning health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

Influences in Childhood on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the medical literature around the childhood determinants of adult diabetes and cardiovascular disease.