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Pen needles / syringes

Access to pen needles / syringes is restricted to people who use insulin or a non-insulin injectable medication.

Medication changes

If you start using insulin or an approved non-insulin injectable medication (such as Victoza®), your doctor or diabetes educator should submit a Syringe or Pen Needle Access form or provide a copy of your medication prescription to the NDSS.

To notify the NDSS of changes in your medication:

Send the above information:

  • by email to [email protected] (preferred option), or
  • by the methods described in the form.
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Syringe or Pen Needle Access form

This form allows a person—who is already registered for the NDSS—but hasn’t before used an approved non-insulin injectable diabetes medication, to access syringes or pen needles through the NDSS.

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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