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Type 1 diabetes: aged under 21 years

To be eligible to access fully subsidised continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) through the CGM Initiative as part of the NDSS, a child or young person must meet the criteria in one of the following categories:

Category A – for children 10 years or younger

Children 10 years of age and younger with type 1 diabetes will be eligible for fully subsidised access to CGM and Flash GM if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • the child is expected to benefit clinically from the use of CGM or Flash GM; and
  • the family/carer has the willingness and capability to use CGM or Flash GM; and
  • the family/carer has the commitment to actively participate in a diabetes management plan that incorporates CGM or Flash GM.

NOTE: A child who has been accessing CGM or Flash GM products through the initiative will continue to have fully subsidised access after they turn 11. They will not need to be re-assessed under Category B.

Category B – for children and young people aged 11 to less than 21 years

Children and young people with type 1 diabetes aged from 11 years to less than 21 years will be eligible for fully subsidised access to CGM and Flash GM products if they meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • the person is expected to benefit clinically from the use of CGM or Flash GM; and
  • the person or family/carer has the willingness and capability to use CGM or Flash GM; and
  • the person or family/carer has the commitment to actively participate in a diabetes management plan which incorporates CGM or Flash GM.

AND they meet ONE OR MORE of the following criteria:

  • frequent significant hypoglycaemia—more than one episode a year of significant hypoglycaemia requiring external, third-party assistance; and/or
  • impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia; and/or
  • inability to recognise, or communicate about, symptoms of hypoglycaemia; and/or
  • significant fear of hypoglycaemia for the child/young person or a family member/carer, which is seriously affecting the health and wellbeing of the child or young person or contributing to hyperglycaemia as a reaction to this fear.

Read more about using CGM in our continuous glucose monitoring fact sheet or download a copy of our CGM booklet.

For children and young people in either category, subsidised access to CGM and Flash GM products will cease once they reach 21 years of age.

For more information read the Frequently asked questions: Continuous Glucose Monitoring Initiative.

Find the Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access form for type 1 diabetes; age under 21 years.