LABOR DELIVERS ON CGM COMMITMENT FOR AUSTRALIANS WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES

Prior to the Federal election, Labor promised that if elected we would provide increased funding for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices for Australians with Type 1 diabetes. I am really pleased to say we have delivered on that commitment.

All 130,000 Australians with Type 1 diabetes now have access subsidised CGM devices under the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). They can be accessed at pharmacies, with a co-payment equivalent to $32.50 per month or $390 per year, down from up to $5,000 per year.

This is a $273.1 million investment over four years which has the potential to save lives.

In addition, the Albanese Government is also delivering on our commitment to expand the eligibility criteria for the Insulin Pump Program, providing an additional 35 fully subsidised insulin pumps per year to young adults aged 18 to 21 with Type 1 diabetes from financially disadvantaged families.

You can read more about these commitments here.


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