If you are diagnosed with diabetes we recommend you register with the NDSS.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government.
It is administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia and Diabetes SA administers the scheme in South Australia.
The NDSS supports people with diabetes by providing timely, reliable and affordable access to NDSS support services and products.
Registration with the NDSS is free to all eligible individuals and only needs to be done once.
To find out more about eligibility and how to register on the scheme, visit the NDSS website.
Phone: 1300 136 588
Website: NDSS Website
Form: NDSS Registration Form
NDSS Access Points
Access Points in South Australia are community pharmacies that are approved to distribute subsidised NDSS products and information to NDSS registrants to assist in the self-management of diabetes.
You can search for your nearest Access Point by using the Online Services Directory.
Link to NDSS Online Service Directory
Access to blood glucose testing strips
As of 1 July 2016, the Australian Government changed access to subsidised blood glucose testing strips (BGTS) for people with type 2 diabetes who are not using insulin.
If you have type 2 diabetes and do not use insulin, you will be required to present a completed ‘Blood Glucose Test Strip Six Month Approval’ form.
This form must be signed by your health professional and presented every six months to continue to access subsidised blood glucose testing strips through the NDSS.