The National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register (NDR) aims to record all new cases of people who began to use insulin to treat their diabetes since 1 January 1999. The NDR includes people with type 1, type 2, gestational and other forms of diabetes. Data for the NDR are sourced from the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Groups (APEG) state and territory registers.

The collection of APEG data ceased in 2022. The NDR is now derived using only the NDSS.

For more information about the NDR and how it is derived, see the Data Quality Statement.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Indigenous
  • SA3

Temporal coverage 

from 1/1/1999 to 31/12/2022

Geographical coverage


National and State

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Statistics 

Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply); Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope 

Incident cases of insulin-treated diabetes, 1999-2020, Australia.



Metadata information

The National (insulin-treated) Diabetes Register 2021 DQS

(METEOR 768933)

External links and information 

Web report:

Diabetes: Australian facts, About


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*Data collection with restricted access