Welcome, to the home of The Māori Diabetes Collective of New Zealand; Te Rōpū Mate Huka ō Aotearoa. The information on our website is to inform the general public and raise the awareness of the affects of this medical condition, within the Māori community.
The instances of diabetes within the Māori community has become an epidemic. Type 2 diabetes is occurring within our Māori Communities, driven mainly by demographic trends and the increasing prevalence of obesity.
Diabetes and prediabetes is rising significantly in New Zealand, 20% of Māori have prediabetes. This is due to many contributing factors, however, one can't ignore the fact that diet, smoking, physical activity and weight control have played a major part in contributing to the escalation of this medical condition.