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Signing of NDSS forms—temporary change


To make things easier during COVID-19, people with diabetes will no longer need to sign some NDSS forms to access services and diabetes products.

Health professionals will be able to complete forms without the need for co-signing by the person with diabetes. This temporary change will include:

  • NDSS Registration form
  • Syringe or Pen Needle Access form (previously known as Medication Change form)
  • Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring Access forms
  • Insulin Pump Consumable Access form

In addition, the requirement for a Blood Glucose Monitoring Strip (BGTS) Six Month Access form to be completed has been temporarily suspended. This means people with type 2 diabetes who do not use insulin will not need to have a form completed by a health professional to receive subsidised access to BGTS through the NDSS.

The only NDSS form that people with diabetes will be required to sign is the Personal Details Update form which is needed if a person is changing their name. Supporting documents will also need to be provided.

This is a temporary arrangement during COVID-19 designed to make things easier for people with diabetes.

You can access all forms here.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 and diabetes information page.

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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