Overview

Diabetes is a chronic condition marked by high levels of glucose in the blood. The main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, and is largely preventable by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Latest findings

In 2018–19, an estimated $3.0 billion of expenditure in the Australian health system was attributed to diabetes

There were almost 1.2 million hospitalisations associated with diabetes in 2019–20

52,400 people were newly diagnosed with diabetes in Australia in 2020

There are limited national data about the use of diabetes technology in Australia

Future work will need to consider available data and the costs and benefits of data improvement activities

Information about technology use are in separate data sets and national reporting from one data set is not possible