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There have been two major announcements in the past month about
changes to the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) which may
The Morrison Government has increased funding by $100
million over four years to expand free access to glucose-monitoring
Australia's leading diabetes groups have welcomed a major
funding boost that will help up to 37,000 Australians with type 1
diabetes access life-changing diabetes technology.
Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced funding of
$100 million over four years from March 1, 2019,...
From 1 December 2018 there will be changes to some products
listed on the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) product
A limited number of people using certain brands of blood glucose
test strips and types of insulin syringes will be affected due to
their removal from the...
More than 600,000 people with diabetes are set to benefit
from cheaper access to products under changes to the National
Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
From 1 December 2018 the cost of items listed on the NDSS
such as blood glucose test strips (BGTS), urine test strips and
The My Health Record initiative has copped critical coverage by
the media, but the reality is it has the potential to help many
people with diabetes.
People with chronic conditions are often the most frustrated by
having to repeat their medical history several times when...
The Australian Parliament, guided by the Department of Health,
has introduced changes to the Health Insurance Act which will
affect how long clients' health records are stored, including
referrals and documents created to claim an MBS item.
The changes, introduced in Federal...
The status quo of the U.S. pharmaceutical market may
soon be turned on its head
The development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical
drugs in the United States is a complex landscape involving
intellectual property and strict federal regulations.
But according to...
Jessica Lamb, in the Fraser Coast Chronicle, looks at
the FreeStyle Libre and its benefits for people living with type 1
Rhiannon Kellaway has been living with type 1
diabetes for the past 20 years of her life.
Diagnosed at age eight, needles to administer...
This article ran in News Limited sites, including
the Sunshine Coast Daily
A Sunshine Coast girl is among the 100 students who have missed
out on the opportunity to lobby Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull for
more funding for Type 1 diabetes today (23 August...
Diabetes Australia believes that people with diabetes
should have choice and access to diabetes management solutions that
help them manage their diabetes to the best of their
Diabetes Australia understands that there are
technologies being used by people with diabetes...