Diabetes a billion dollar condition for government contracts

Diabetes programs are among the big ticket items for government health spending, with some schemes accounting for close to a billion dollars in contracts, new documents show.

Diabetes Australia is listed as receiving a contract for $909,054,841 to deliver the National Diabetes Scheme from 2012 to 2015, according to the newly released list of government agency contracts published by the Commonwealth Department of Health.

The contract is one of