Automatic extension for access to Blood Glucose Monitoring Strips through the NDSS To make it easier for people with type 2 diabetes during COVID-19, the Australian Government is suspending the requirement for a Blood Glucose Monitoring Strip Six Month Access form to be completed by your doctor or credentialled diabetes educator (CDE). Read more about the Blood Glucose Monitoring Strip Access Form extension for access during COVID-19. How to access strips after the initial six-month period If recommended by a health professional, this form allows access to monitoring strips after the initial six-month period provided by the NDSS. To apply to access monitoring strips: complete a Blood Glucose Monitoring Strip Six Month Access form and have the form certified by your diabetes health professional—details can be found on the form. Lodge this form in person at your local NDSS Access Point. How to access a free blood glucose meter You may be eligible to access a free blood glucose meter if you are registered with the NDSS. To find out how to get a meter, read How to access a free blood glucose meter.