Continuous Glucose Monitoring Initiative: FreeStyle Libre added and eligibility criteria streamlined from 1 March 2020

2 February 2020

On 2 February 2020, Minister Hunt announced that the Australian Government would include the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring (Flash GM) system on the list of products subsidised through the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative from 1 March 2020.

This provides greater choice for people participating in the CGM Initiative. Additionally, from 1 March 2020 the eligibility criteria will be streamlined to allow more people with type 1 diabetes to access the CGM Initiative.

FreeStyle Libre sensors will be added to the CGM Initiative product list

FreeStyle Libre sensors will be available to all people who are eligible to access the CGM Initiative.

All products provided under the CGM Initiative will continue to be fully subsidised with no copayment.

People using FreeStyle Libre under the CGM Initiative will also be able to receive a FreeStyle Libre Reader device free of charge.

The eligibility criteria to access products through the CGM Initiative for people with type 1 diabetes aged 21 years and older with concessional status have changed

From 1 March 2020, the Government is streamlining the eligibility criteria to allow people with type 1 diabetes who are 21 years of age or older and have concessional status to access fully subsidised CGM products. The requirement to demonstrate ‘high clinical need’ has been removed.

For the full article, please visit the NDSS website.

The NDSS is administered by Diabetes Australia.

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