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FreeStyle Libre sensors—DELISTING

Updated 20 April 2022

Changes from 30 May 2022

From 30 May 2022, FreeStyle Libre sensors will be removed from the range of products available through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Abbott Diabetes Care has advised that it will soon be replacing FreeStyle Libre with FreeStyle Libre 2 sensors in Australia. FreeStyle Libre 2 has been available through the NDSS since 1 August 2021 and will continue to be available.

Current users of FreeStyle Libre sensors

In order to ensure that access to products and continuity of care is maintained for users of FreeStyle Libre, the NDSS and Diabetes Australia are supporting people with diabetes through the change to a replacement device.

Users of FreeStyle Libre, accessed through the NDSS, will be automatically updated to FreeStyle Libre 2 on 30 May 2022. There is no requirement for these people to see their diabetes health professional. However, people should make an appointment with their diabetes health professional as soon as possible if they:

  • have concerns, questions or require assistance transitioning to the new device, or
  • wish to discuss using an alternate device.

Starter kits

No Starter Kit is required for users of FreeStyle Libre 2.

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria to access CGM and flash glucose monitoring products through the NDSS have not changed.

Access forms

Updated Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access forms will be available on the NDSS website at forms.

Authorised certifiers

There are no changes to the health professionals authorised to certify Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access Forms. Only health professionals listed on the Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access forms can certify access.

Frequently asked questions for current users of FreeStyle Libre

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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