6 things you need to know about the NDSS shake-up

Patients with type 2 diabetes not on insulin will face restrictions to their access to blood glucose test strips from 1 July unless an authorised health professional approves a six-month extension.

These patients will receive an initial six-month supply of subsidised blood glucose test strips through the NDSS but will be blocked from purchasing more strips unless their doctor, diabetes educator or nurse practitioner considers it “clinically necessary” to allow for additional access,