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Health professionals: Applying for extended access to CGM and Flash GM products

In certain circumstances, extended access to the CGM Initiative through the NDSS may be granted for women with type 1 diabetes who are actively planning pregnancy. 

Women with type 1 diabetes who are actively planning pregnancy

Women with type 1 diabetes actively planning pregnancy are eligible for access to CGM and Flash GM products for a period up to 12 months (initial period of 6 months with a subsequent period of an additional 6 months on confirmation—by an authorised health professional—that pre-pregnancy care is continuing).

Supporting documentation certified by an authorised health professional is mandatory for the review of any extended access application.

Resources

Indications for use

The CGM and Flash GM device summary and compatibility chart contains information about devices fully subsidised through the CGM Initiative as part of the NDSS, their compatibility with insulin pumps and smartphones and smart devices, and links to guidelines about appropriate use, including manufacturers documentation.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration approves CGM and Flash GM devices that can be lawfully supplied in Australia and these are listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). 

By certifying Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access forms for a person, you are confirming that you are aware that not all CGM and Flash GM products are indicated for use in all conditions or all age groups, and that you have considered available advice about the selected device. This includes advice on the relevant ARTG listing about appropriate use for specific conditions.  

The CGM and Flash GM device summary and compatibility chart contains links to the ARTG listings.