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COVID-19 and diabetes

We recognise that people with diabetes and their families may be concerned about their risk, and also the availability of their diabetes medicines and NDSS products and supplies. Most people are continuing to order and receive their NDSS products and diabetes medicines as usual. This ensures enough products are available for everyone.   
For the latest information on COVID-19 and the NDSS, please visit the NDSS website at: 

If you need a bit of extra support, or if you are struggling with your diabetes management during this time, please don’t hesitate to call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 to speak to a health professional. 
If you have questions about coronavirus please call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 


COVID-19 information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
The Department of Health and Human Services have created resource page for the Aboriginial and Torres Strait Islander community. 


Translated resources - COVID-19
The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria have translated COVID-19 information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.


Get Tested Stakeholder pack - Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a new Campaign Stakeholder Pack to support the state-wide COVID-19 media campaign.


New diabetes resources from Health Transitions
Health Transtions have added over 90 new translated diabetes resources produced by the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) to Health Translations. 


An open letter to Australians
Let's work together to put your health first - COVID-19 caught us by surprise, testing our health system and testing our country in many ways.


Your guide to the FreeStyle Libre subsidy during COVID-19
Flash glucose monitoring is a sensor that can be scanned with a reader or smartphone to get your glucose reading (rather than using a finger prick...


Be first in line for grocery home delivery
People with diabetes can now access Woolworths’ Priority Assistance Program for home delivery and store pick up.


Taking care of yourself and your family - COVID-19 Resources

Websites and links to further resources on COVID-19 for families and carers

More time given for driver licence review

The ability to drive remains important for drivers with diabetes during these COVID-19 times. VicRoads has just delivered some good news.


Diabetes management during the coronavirus pandemic: Be proactive and prepared

The coronavirus pandemic is well and truly upon us, and it is important to remember the patients who are more vulnerable to infection.


Information for health professionals—COVID-19 changes to the delivery of continuous glucose monitoring starter kits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Australian Government has introduced a temporary change to the Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative


Special Edition Podcast - COVID-19

In a special edition podcast, advocacy coordinator Susanne Baxandall is explaining how Diabetes Victoria is here to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 no reason to delay diabetes checks

Diabetes Victoria urges people with diabetes to continue seeing their diabetes care team and not skip medical appointments, especially now during the


Leading diabetes groups and the Pharmacy Guild working together to ensure the availability of essential medicines

People with diabetes are urged to continue their usual insulin purchasing practices and not stockpile or refill prescriptions more frequently. 


NDSS Helpline extended hours

We are extending the hours for the NDSS National Helpline 1800 637 700 to be able to give greater support for people with diabetes during the COVID-19


Managing Worry about COVID-19 and Diabetes

We know things might be a little scary and uncertain at the moment. Your experience of living with diabetes, and the stresses and uncertainties


Australia Post launches free Pharmacy Home Delivery service

Following the Australian Government announcement to allocate $25 million to fund home medicine services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,

Getting financial support

Due to the novel coronavirus (covid-19) many people have lost their jobs. We have put together information of where you can get help.

New COVID-19 telehealth arrangements for CDEs

In response to COVID-19 the Australian Government is introducing new telehealth services.

COVID-19 and diabetes

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China. It has since spread across the world and significantly impacted Aus


Advice to people with diabetes regarding limits on insulin

Australia’s leading national diabetes organisations are encouraging people with diabetes to continue their usual insulin purchasing practices and not


A message to the diabetes community

Australia’s leading national diabetes organisations are standing together to support people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 and NDSS (National Diabetes Service Scheme)

We recognise that people with diabetes and their families may be concerned about their risk, and also the availability of their diabetes medicines and


Stop stockpiling by sharing this post.

The Australian Department of Health has made an official statement clarifying there are no current shortages of insulin or other diabetes-related prod