The NDSS is administered by Diabetes Australia
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Changes to the NDSS

Find out more about changes to NDSS products and services.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Initiative from 18 January 2021

Updated 15 January 2021

Dexcom G6

From Monday 18 January 2021, Dexcom G6 products will be available to access through the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative as part of the NDSS on a limited basis.

People who meet the CGM Initiative eligibility criteria and are using the Tandem t:slim X2 insulin pump can access Dexcom G6 products through the NDSS. This limited access has been introduced to ensure users of this device are not disadvantaged due to technical issues relating to device compatibility.

Starter kits

No starter kit is required if someone is currently using the Dexcom G6 device.

Medtronic Bluetooth Guardian Link (3)

From Monday 18 January 2021, Medtronic Bluetooth Guardian Link (3) products will be available to access through the CGM Initiative as part of the NDSS.

People who meet the CGM Initiative eligibility criteria can access Medtronic Bluetooth Guardian Link (3) products through the NDSS.

Please note the Medtronic Bluetooth Guardian Link (3) is only compatible with the MiniMed 770G insulin pump.

Starter kits

No starter kit is required if someone is currently using the Medtronic Bluetooth Guardian Link (3) device.

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria to access continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) products through the CGM Initiative have not changed.

Access forms

From Monday 18 January 2021, updated Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access Forms will be available on the NDSS website at ndss.com.au/forms#cgm.

Authorised certifiers

There are changes to the health professionals authorised to certify Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access Forms. For more information about these changes—download from the NDSS website at ndss.com.au/cgm—Health professionals authorised to certify access to the CGM Initiative through the NDSS.

Updated Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access forms will be available on the NDSS website at ndss.com.au/forms#cgm.


Previous important announcements

24 February 2020
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Initiative: FreeStyle Libre added and eligibility criteria streamlined from 1 March 2020

6 February 2019
Government funding boost enables more people to access new glucose monitoring devices through the NDSS from 1 March 2019

9 November 2018
Reduced NDSS co-payments

1 April 2017
Continuous glucose monitoring information

1 July 2016
Important notice about NDSS product supply and delivery