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Credentialled diabetes educators will be able to approve extra supplies of blood glucose test strips to patients with type 2 diabetes not on insulin when restrictions kick in on 1 July, the federal department of health has revealed.

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 an “authorised health professional” considers it “clinically necessary” to allow