The Incidence of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia web report presents the latest available data on new cases of type 1 diabetes and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. It is part of the ongoing national reporting using the National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register (NDR). The NDR is a linked data set, which includes data from the:

  • National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
  • Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG)
  • National Death Index.

The data are presented by age, sex, trends, population groups and geographic areas.

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Findings from this report:
  • Around 30,800 Australians began using insulin to treat their diabetes in 2020

  • Just over 3,100 people were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2020 – 13 cases per 100,000 population

  • Around 1,700 (56%) people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes were aged under 25

  • 16,000 people started insulin to manage type 2 diabetes in 2020 – 3,900 cases per 100,000 people with type 2 diabetes