In 2012-13, diabetes complications represented 42% of all hospital admissions in Western Victoria Primary Health Network's catchment. Diabetes complications represented 54% of overall bed days, which is a significant increase in total bed days (31,218) in total compared to 17,662 in 2011-12.

The highest rate of type 2 diabetes is seen in the Golden Plains Shire (5.6%), followed by the City of Greater Geelong (4.8%), compared to the Victorian average (4.8%).