Insulin Pump Consumables
An insulin pump is a small medical device which delivers a continuous flow of insulin to a person with type 1 diabetes. The pump administers insulin in a way that more closely resembles the natural physiological process of the body compared with conventional injections. This section contains information on insulin pump consumables (IPCs) including frequently asked questions.
To access insulin pump therapy under the NDSS you must:
As an initiative of the Australian Government, insulin pump consumables (IPCs) have been listed on the NDSS since September 2004. IPCs are only available to Registrants who meet additional Eligibility Criteria. Access to subsidised IPCs is dependent on meeting the Commonwealth's criteria and completion/submission of the NDSS Assessment Form. Orders will not be accepted unless these criteria have been met.
IPC Assessment Form
Registrants need to complete an IPC Assessment Form before they can start purchasing IPCs. This form needs to be signed by an Endocrinologist, Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Specialist Physician.
IPC Order Form
To order IPCs, Registrants need to complete the IPC Order Form. Alternatively, you can pick up an order form from Diabetes SA 159 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Hilton 5033.
Maximum Number of Product
The maximum number of products that can be supplied in any 180 day period is 90 cannulae/needles and 90 reservoir/cartridges.
How to Access Insulin Pump Consumables