Roche Diabetes Care
Australia has announced that a range of diabetes monitoring
products will soon be available in Woolworths.
Products including Accu-Chek Instant S blood glucose
meters, Accu-Chek Instant test strips and Accu-Chek Softclix
lancing products, will be nationally available in the Health Aisle
at Woolworths from March 2020.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia.
There are currently 1.7 million Australians are living
with diabetes and a further 280 people diagnosed each day.
Jane Crowe, General Manager, Roche Diabetes Care Australia noted
that while the local pharmacy remains the key access point for
products that are reimbursed via the National Diabetes
Services Scheme (NDSS) and to seek advice, for the many
Australians who are not managing their diabetes effectively, Roche
did not want access to be a barrier.
"We are committed to innovation, not only in our product
development, but also in ways in which consumers can access
them. Given this range is not reimbursed via the NDSS, no form
is required to purchase the products, enabling us to establish
the partnership with Woolworths and broaden availability.
"We are passionate about understanding the needs of people
with diabetes and offering them broad access to encourage regular
self-management," said Ms Crowe.
Roche Diabetes Care has been developing diabetes technologies
and services for more than 40 years. For product information,
please visit www.accu-chek.com.au