National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)
Fight diabetes in your community with the
Did you know that if you have diabetes and hold a Medicare card
you are eligible for all sorts of benefits through the National
Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)?
The National Diabetes Services Scheme - you may have seen it
written as the NDSS on posters and signage in your local pharmacy -
has been around for some years and was set up to help people with
all types of diabetes enjoy a healthier and more active life.
Your doctor or health worker will be able to tell you how you
can register. Once signed, you can get free or significantly
discounted diabetes products, such as pen needles, from NDSS access
points, such as registered pharmacies, across Australia. All you
need to do is complete some forms and receive a personal NDSS
The NDSS is a Commonwealth Government program managed by
Diabetes Queensland in this State.
For information on the NDSS talk to your doctor or health worker
or go to the website at www.ndss.com.au.
You can also become a member of Diabetes
Queensland, which offers a range of practical educational
programs and handy support services, so you can feel confident
about managing your diabetes and getting the help you