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

1.3 million Australians were living with diabetes in 2020

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

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

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

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