This device will automatically track your blood-sugar levels every few minutes, day and night, allowing users to see whether their levels are trending high or low before they become dangerous. CGM use has significantly improved Type 1 Diabetes management, helping people avoid blood-sugar highs and lows and the complications that these bring.
As of 2019 the Australian Federal Government has increased their subsidy support for CGM’s in Australia. The following people may be eligible:
- Children and young people aged under 21 years with Type 1 Diabetes
- People with Type 1 Diabetes aged 21 years or older who have valid concessional status and have a high clinical need
- Women with Type 1 diabetes who are actively planning pregnancy, pregnant, or immediately post-pregnancy
- Children and young people under 21 years with conditions very similar to Type 1 Diabetes who require insulin
The Program is administered by the NDSS and you can find out more about this initiative here.