More than 600,000 people with diabetes are set to benefit from cheaper access to products under changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
From 1 December 2018 the cost of items listed on the NDSS such as blood glucose test strips (BGTS), urine test strips and insulin syringes will be reduced. Some people with diabetes who use these products will save up to $126.50 per year. You can find more information about the cost savings here.
Some existing brands of blood glucose test strips and insulin syringes will no longer be available. You can read about which products are changing here.
If there are changes to the blood glucose testing strips you use, you are eligible to receive a free blood glucose meter.
For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions below or call the NDSS Helpline on 1300 136 588