Diabetes indicators are a set of key national statistics on diabetes, risk factors and diabetes-related complications. These standardised measures provide important information for establishing benchmarks; monitoring the health of the population; comparing population groups; and evaluating the effectiveness of policy, prevention and management strategies.

The diabetes indicators presented here are based on National indicators for monitoring diabetes (2007). In this report, a set of indicators were identified as high priority for informing and guiding policy. Where possible the most recent data are used to update the indicator, however data are not available for all indicators included in the 2007 report.

The definition and data sources of each indicator are described in the indicators specification table.

Indicators of progress for diabetes

Unfavourable trend Unfavourable trend No change No trend data No trend data
Prevalence of diabetes Proportion of people overweight or obese Proportion of people effectively managing type 2 diabetes
Prevalence of cardiovascular disease among people with diabetes Proportion of people not following guidelines for physical activity  
Prevalence of treated end-stage kidney disease among people with diabetes Proportion of people not following dietary recommendations  
  Incidence of diabetes—type 1 diabetes  
  Prevalence of vision loss  
  Incidence of non-traumatic amputation among people with diabetes  
  Diabetes-related death rate  

Bar chart shows the proportion of people who are overweight or obese in 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2014-15 has remained around 60%25.Almost two-in-three adults (63%) were overweight or obese in 2014–15, with rates remaining stable since 2007–08.

However, rates of obesity among adults increased by 13% between 2007–08 and 2011–12 (from 24% to 27%), and have remained stable since then (28% in 2014–15).