National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDDS)
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century. Around 1.7 million Australians are currently living with diabetes. On average, 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. Diabetes is regarded as the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australia Government that supports people with diabetes by providing timely, reliable and affordable access to the NDSS support services and products. Registration with the NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.
Diggers Rest Pharmacy is an NDSS Access Point, where registered patients can access a range products including:
- Subsidised blood glucose testing strips
- Subsidised urine testing strips
- Free insulin syringes and pen-needles
- Subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)