Did you know that your patients with Type 1 diabetes who hold a valid concession card may be eligible for continuous glucose monitoring or flash glucose monitoring (Libre sensors) for freefrom 1 March 2020? The Government have announced this new funding initiative to help people with Type 1 diabetes > 21yrs measure and manage their glucose levels to prevent hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. The funding initiative already applies to those people with Type 1 diabetes < 21yrs, women who are actively planning a pregnancy, are currently pregnant and up to 3 months post pregnancy. We are a leader in supporting people with diabetes to transition to these technologies. Ask your patients to make a time to see one of our Credentialled Diabetes Educators to find out more.
The required concessional status for this eligibility group is consistent with existing NDSS concessional arrangements but excludes the Safety Net Concession Card (SNCC) and the Safety Net Entitlement Card (SNEC) categories. People with the following valid concessional types will be eligible for the initiative (if they also meet the other eligibility criteria):
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (as issued by DHS* or DVA**)
- Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card (as issued by DHS or DVA)
- Commonwealth Health Care Card (as issued by DHS or DVA)
- DVA Gold Card
- DVA White Card
- Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person