Access to subsidised continuous glucose monitoring products through the National Diabetes Services Scheme

Page last updated: 30 March 2017

The Australian Government is providing access to fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Subsidised access to these products is open to children and young people aged under 21 years, living with type 1 diabetes, who face significant challenges in managing their blood glucose levels.

Providing access to subsidised CGM products may assist families, children and young people to better manage their diabetes, and may reduce stress, anxiety and unscheduled visits to the hospital.

To be eligible, the person with diabetes will need to be assessed by an authorised health professional to determine if they meet specific criteria, and submit a completed and signed Continuous Glucose Monitoring Eligibility Assessment form to their local state and territory NDSS Agent. The form is available at www.ndss.com.au/cgm.

Authorised health professionals

The authorised health professionals for CGM assessment are endocrinologists, credentialled diabetes educators, and other health professionals specialising in diabetes (physicians, paediatricians or nurse practitioners).

Education and Awareness Sessions

The DANII Foundation has been contracted to conduct a roadshow of education and awareness sessions for people with type 1 diabetes under the age of 21 years, their families and carers, and other interested stakeholders. These sessions will be conducted at 17 different locations around the country.

Details of the locations and times of these sessions can be found at www.danii.org.au/events.

Resources

Children or young people with type 1 diabetes

Information brochure for children and young people (Word 33 KB)
Information brochure for children and young people (PDF 144 KB)
FAQs for children and young people (Word 35 KB)
FAQs for children and young people (PDF 183 KB)

Authorised health professionals

Fact sheet for health professionals (Word 31 KB)
Fact sheet for health professionals (PDF 174 KB)
FAQs for health professionals (Word 36 KB)
FAQs for health professionals (PDF 108 KB)

NDSS Access Points/pharmacies

Fact sheet for NDSS Access Points/pharmacies (Word 31 KB)
Fact sheet for NDSS Access Points/pharmacies (PDF 144 KB)
FAQs for NDSS Access Points/pharmacies (Word 39 KB)
FAQs for NDSS Access Points/pharmacies (PDF 121 KB)

Media release

Media release on the announcement by the Minister for Health Minister, Greg Hunt.

More information

Further information about access to CGM products subsidised through the NDSS can be found on the NDSS website.

You can also call the NDSS Helpline on 1300 136 588.