Blood glucose testing strips
Automatic six-month extension for access to Blood Glucose Monitoring Strips (BGTS) through the NDSS
To make it easier for people with type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 BGTS form extension for access during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have type 2 diabetes and do not use insulin, you are able to purchase an initial six month supply of blood glucose testing strips through the NDSS.
How to access strips after the initial six-month period
If recommended by a health professional, this form allows access to test strips after the initial six-month period provided by the NDSS. You will need to:
- complete a Blood Glucose Monitoring Strip Six Month Access form
- have the form certified by a registered medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, or diabetes educator.
- lodge this form in person at your local NDSS Access Point.
The form must be completed every six months for continued access.
How to access a free Blood Glucose Meter
You may also be eligible to access a free Blood Glucose Meter if you are registered with the NDSS. Read this factsheet to find out how.