You may have heard the news about CGM and Flash Glucose Monitoring. It's pretty exciting!!
There are changes that will mean many more people will be able to access subsidised Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Flash Glucose Monitoring.
For all the details check out Diabetes Australia's recent post.
If you don't have time to read the whole post, know this about continuous and Flash glucose monitoring: Using this technology can:
- reduce the need for frequent finger-prick checks of blood glucose levels,
- decrease the time spent thinking about managing diabetes,
and (as a consequence)
- increase the time doing the things you love and the quality-of-life and clinical benefits.
who gets access?
A summary of the new access from 1 March 2020 is:
- Children and young people aged under 21 years with type 1 diabetes.
- Women with type 1 diabetes who are planning for pregnancy, pregnant, or immediately post-pregnancy.
- Children and young people with conditions very similar to type 1 diabetes, such as cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and neonatal diabetes, who require insulin.
- People with type 1 diabetes aged 21 years or older and who have concessional status.
how do you get access?
A Credentialled Diabetes Educator or Endocrinologist can sign the required applications forms to get you free access to this technology through the NDSS.