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

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

In 2020–21, there were over 16.5 million prescriptions dispensed for diabetes medicines

1.3 million Australians were living with diabetes in 2020

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

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

The approval, access and distribution pathway of new technology involves multiple stakeholders and processes