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From 1 March more people with diabetes will be eligible for fully subsidised Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) products under new changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Under the scheme CGM products have been available free of charge to children and those under 21 years of age with type 1 diabetes since April 2017.

However, from this month, the eligibility of the program will expanded to provide fully subsidised CGM products to the following groups of people:

  • Children and young people with conditions very similar to type 1 diabetes who require insulin;
  • Women with type 1 diabetes who are actively planning pregnancy, pregnant or immediately post-pregnancy; and
  • People with type 1 diabetes aged 21 years older who have concessional status, and have a high clinical need to access CGM products.

The eligibility criteria for each of the above cohorts are detailed on the NDSS website. The website also provides access to the application forms to register for the scheme.