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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More than 1.3 million (1 in 20) Australians were living with diabetes in 2021

Type 2 diabetes contributed 2.2% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2023

1 in 6 women who gave birth in 2021–22 was diagnosed with gestational diabetes

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

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