Diabetes Australia Ndss

Share on facebook

Ndss The National Diabetes Services Scheme Explained

NDSS the National Diabetes Services Scheme explained NDSS the National Diabetes Services Scheme explained The National Diabetes Services Scheme is a Federal Government initiative, administered by Diabetes Australia. The service is free to people with diabetes, and it enables them to receive subsidised products and be provided with expert information on their chronic condition. Having access to reliable and easy-to-access information means people with diabetes should be better able to make informed choices about how to live well and manage their condition. To take advantage of the service, people with diabetes need to register. Registration is open for any Australians who have been diagnosed with diabetes and who hold a valid Medicare card. Once registered, people with diabetes may have access to products at subsidised prices and to some free-of-charge services. These include: There is no cure for diabetes, so learning to self-manage the condition is a key factor in maintaining quality of life and improvements in health. The NDSSs aim is to enable people with diabetes to better understand and manage their conditions. This self-management is supported and enabled through information Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. NamVet - 21894

    Where does Everyone get their Supplies?

    Do you get them same place, look for bargains, freebies?
    Does anyone have a cheap outlet?

  2. brandon86

    Try this company. They really have the best prices on all top brand name diabetic supplies and strips.

  3. InsulinCaseShop

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 about a year ago, and found out that I had probably been diabetic or prediabetic for nearly 10 years. The news was not well received. Please check out Group Medical Supply, LLC. They have a wide variety of products, and they always seem to be adding new items. They are family run and owned, provide great customer service and have a large variety of accessories.

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close
Share on facebook

Ndss Proud | Diabetogenic

October 18, 2017 in Advocacy , Diabetes , Diagnosis , Health , Real life Last night, I attended an event at Parliament House in Canberra, acknowledging and celebrating two milestones: 60 years of Diabetes Australia and 30 years of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). I spent the night chasing down people who were instrumental in the establishment of the NDSS to thank them for their efforts and try to explain just how significant the Scheme has been in my diabetes life for the last (almost) 20 years. I never knew diabetes before the NDSS. On the day following my diagnosis , after spending the morning seeing my new best friends (endo, CDE, dietitianactually, the dietitian and I never hit it off), I took a couple of freshly-filled-in forms to 100 Collins Street in the city and took a creaky elevator to the third floor. It was there I was introduced to the NDSS. I handed over the registration form and then the order form. Box after box was piled onto the counter in front of me and I looked at the unfamiliar words on unfamiliar boxes wondering where I was going to put it all and how much it was going to cost . A few boxes of needle tips for insulin pens and a few boxes of gluc Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. breezeonby

    Control Solution For Glucose Meters

    Does anyone have any ideas as to why there is not just a general purpose control solution for glucose meters. I know that there are control ranges, but why does each company say you must use their control solution? If you have a premium brand named meter, the control solution can cost as much a $10 per bottle. The first ingredient on every bottle that I have used is water and the second is d-glucose. I think it is just a way for a company to make extra money.

  2. Shanny

    I think you're right! Like they aren't already making a killing on strips!
    My cheapie meter didn't have control solution with it, and the store didn't have it available separately either. I'd have had to order it from somewhere & prob'ly pay shipping to boot . . . craziness! I think I'll just get a new meter if I find reason to think this one isn't reliable.

  3. breezeonby


    Originally Posted by Shanny
    I think you're right! Like they aren't already making a killing on strips!
    My cheapie meter didn't have control solution with it, and the store didn't have it available separately either. I'd have had to order it from somewhere & prob'ly pay shipping to boot . . . craziness! I think I'll just get a new meter if I find reason to think this one isn't reliable. Don't you use the Walmart meter? I have used their meter. I had problems with it when my blood sugar would go over 200. I don't have that problem very often any more. I decided to use a premium strip now that I can afford them. The Walmart that I use has an extremely poor staffed pharmacy department and going there just wasn't worth the ciaos. I used to want to scream at them, but that wouldn't have changed anything except my blood pressure!

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close
Share on facebook

Ndss National Pharmacies

NDSS National Pharmacies 2018-06-15T11:32:56+00:00 If you, or someone you know suffers from diabetes, National Pharmacies offers free and subsidised NDSS products at selected stores, helping you manage your condition in the best way possible. An initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia, the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) provides information and a range of free or subsidised Government approved products to diabetic sufferers.Pensioners and health care card holders can enjoy even more benefits with an even higher level of subsidy. To register with NDSS, applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes and hold (or be eligible to hold) a Medicare card and live in Australia.Applicants can only be registered for NDSS by their doctor or a credentialed diabetes educator, at National Pharmacies Findon (SA) our diabetic-educator Diana Ly can assist with your registration. Application forms are available from National Pharmacies NDSS stores, and registration is free. membership account enquires: 1300 667 676 Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. deleted_user

    Pancreatitis Support Group

    Chronic pancreatitis can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas, or as chronic damage with persistent pain or malabsorption. Patients with chronic pancreatitis can present with persistent abdominal pain or steatorrhea, as well as severe nausea. Some patients with chronic pancreatitis often look very sick, while others don't appear to be...

  2. deleted_user

    No . The gallbladder does not control insulin. Only the islet cells of the pancreas. I need to have mine out too, but Dr Shapiro, the pancreatic surgeon wants to do another ct about 3 mos from now before he decides what to do surgery wise. I guess this is because a new growth showed up on the last MRI , just above where the tail of my pancreas used to be. I guess it's best that he waits , because the surgery last yr was a nightmare, and if something more has to be done in there, I only want surgery once. He would not even guess at what the new growth is, just wants to look again 6 mos from when I saw him. I managed to eat a little better yesterday afternoon, and got my blood work done without getting a " your..... is critical. Come to ER" , so that is good. Hope you feel better. Take Care.

  3. deleted_user

    No it won't affect it in anyway. I had my GB removed last July, which is what kicked off my pancreas troubles (I think, but possible what they thought was gallstone pain was pancreas pain and the operation made it worse)

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close
Share on facebook

Programs Officer - National Diabetes Services Scheme (ndss)

This job has closed. Click here for more jobs. Programs Officer - National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Are you looking for a pivotal role that will give you the opportunity to manage programs and priorities? Join a well established not-for-profit working to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes Attractivesalary negotiable based on skills and experience, including not-for-profit salary sacrifice options! Flexible working hours available in this supportive and highly collaborative team! Diabetes Australiawas established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk.Diabetes Australiaworks in partnership with diabetes health professionals and researchers and is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes on the Australian community. Diabetes Australiaworks to raise the awareness about the seriousness of diabetes, promoting prevention and early detection strategies and advocating for better standards of care. Diabetes Australia is also a significant financial contributor to research into better treatments for diabetes and the search for a cure. Diabetes Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Programs Officerto j Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. mjbat7

    Hey y'all! I'm an MD and have been T1DM since I was 11.
    A few months back I had a run of erectile dysfunction. I immediately assumed that my diabetes was catching up with me, and got worried that my days of being able to get hard were now numbered. I told my partner about all this and she was surprised that I thought my diabetes was the cause, because sometimes I could perform fine, and it'd never been a problem before. That's when I had a bit of an epiphany, because, you see, it had happened before.
    Around 1 in 3 healthy young men without diabetes experience some erectile dysfunction from time to time. It's almost entirely psychological: stress, performance anxiety, not enough or the wrong type of foreplay, etc. It's happened to me occasionally throughout my life. When I was younger I would blame it on a low blood sugar, or stress, or having to put a condom on. I'd try to avoid talking about it because I was embarrassed, and I'd get defensive. My diabetes was well controlled, and I was still very young, so I never thought it was diabetes related. I'd let it go and next time I'd usually be fine.
    Recently, I've been a worse diabetic, and that knowledge was bubbling away in the back of my mind. Then one day my dick failed to get hard, because I was with a new lover who I was really fond of and I had a lot of performance anxiety. I thought: oh no, this is my diabetes, it's never gonna be the same again.
    As you might expect, this made the performance anxiety way worse, and there was a period when I was pretty much useless, dick-wise. Then I talked to my partner about it, and in so doing, realised that a lot of my problem was performance anxiety, rather than diabetes. The next few weeks she worked hard to get me over my performance anxiety, reassured me that it's ok to not get hard sometimes, and we learnt a lot about what we each actually like in foreplay. Now my sex life is better than ever, and I very rarely fail to get hard.
    I often see posts on this sub in which young men complain about how their diabetes is killing their boner. Yes, diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction. But being a diabetic and knowing that diabetes causes erectile dysfunction can also cause a lot of performance anxiety. Especially while we're young, if our dicks don't work, the problem is far more likely to be psychological than diabetical. Even as we age, it's very hard to know whether any given event of erectile dysfunction is due to diabetes or psychology. Indeed, it's probably a mixture in most cases.
    I suppose the take home message is that erectile dysfunction is common, and probably not diabetes related in a huge number of cases. Even if it is, the best you can do is talk about it with your lover: there's a lot of fun that can be had without getting hard, and a lot of fun is a great way to get hard.

  2. bornewinner

    Great post. Had the issue for a while, thought it was T1D related as well. Nope, all in my head. VERY rarely have an issue nowadays, and normally when my sugar is <80.

  3. throwaway_9827341hhh

    ...and sometimes it isn't psychological and is caused by diabetes and is permanent. This is important.
    High blood sugar over extended periods of time can create permanent changes in the penis's cavernosa and the veins and arteries supplying and keeping blood in an erect penis.
    How do I know? because I've been rendered permanently impotent by T1D, confirmed by dopplar and called "venous leakage." Pills don't work. Penis pumps don't work. Injections don't work. Injections worked for a brief period of time but then there was no response.
    Now my only option if I am ever to have sex again for the rest of my life (I'm 34) is to have a prosthetic installed in my penis. This involves "coring out" the cavernosa and inserting two plastic bags filled with saline that inflate through a pump installed in my scrotum. Sounds nice, right?
    TLDR: Watch your sugars like a hawk or you'll never fuck again.

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close
Share on facebook

Programs - Promote And Practice - Australian Indigenous Healthinfonet

Helping to close the gap by providing the evidence base to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait. We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopletheir customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our offices are located. This product, excluding the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet logo, artwork, and any material owned by a third party or protected by a trademark, has been released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) licence. Excluded material owned by third parties may include, for example, design and layout, images obtained under licence from third parties and signatures. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away. Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. dewing

    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic (only diagnosed last month) and wondred is it worse to be a Type 1 or Type 2 or is it basically the same?

  2. friendsville

    I believe that type 1 is from birth,and is life long,insulin required daily or therabouts.Type 2 is contracted later in life, and can usually be controlled by diet and insulin shots,when
    and if required. Serious consequences can arise, if ignored. Good luck Bill

  3. almonkey


    Originally Posted by dewing
    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic (only diagnosed last month) and wondred is it worse to be a Type 1 or Type 2 or is it basically the same? Type I is when the body turns on itself and cannot make insulin. Insulin is required to be injected to live. Type 1 is positively identified when a person tests positive for a Gad 65 antibody. Type 1 can effect babies, children, teens, adults, and the elderly. It use to be thought it occurred only to the young and was called juvenile diabetes. It is now known that type 1 can effect any age group but is formally diagnosed when the antibody is present. At this time there is no cure.
    Type 2 is also seen in different ages but is usually caused by excess body fat-fat is a hormone too- Type 2 is usually a progressive disease but can be stalled by loosing weight and exercise and even reversed. It is usually treated in the beginiing with pills but studies show to control blood sugars, 7 of 10 people will eventually need insulin.
    The complications that may occur from either type 1 or 2 can be horrible. The key is controlling blood sugars. Unfortunately, a person with Type 1 has no control to reverse or stall their disease like a person with Type 2 does. I dont think there is really an answer to your question, just opinions.

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

No more pages to load

Related Articles

  • National Diabetes Week 2017 Australia

    Keeping track of what’s out there and finding the time to read it seems a near impossible job at times. So DFA is “guiding you through” the most important scientific & clinical developments in diabetic foot disease between Diabetes Week 2016 and 2017. The last twelve months have seen various interesting developments, both scientifically and clinically, in the field of diabetic foot disease. In this “DFA Guides you through” document, we ...

    diabetes Jan 4, 2018
  • How Many People Are Affected By Diabetes In Australia?

    Diabetes affects an astounding 1.2 million Australians and over 250,000 New Zealanders. An additional 2 million Australians and nearly 700,00 New Zealanders have blood sugar levels high enough to qualify as pre-diabetes. It is a serious chronic health condition. Even so, there is a prevailing perception that diabetes is not a serious disease. And many people may feel embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty for having diabetes. Diabetes-Associated Stigma ...

    diabetes Jan 5, 2018
  • How Much Does Diabetes Cost Australia

    Australia is ranked as one of the fattest nations in the developed world. The prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in the last 30 years and by 2025, it is estimated that 70 percent of Australia's population will be obese or overweight. It is not simply about the failure of individual willpower though, and while education and raising awareness is key for prevention, treatment for the 5 million plus Australians who are obese is absolutely ur ...

    diabetes Dec 30, 2017
  • Diabetes Statistics Australia 2017

    Type 1 Diabetes Incidence There are approximately 500,000 children aged under 15 with type 1 diabetes in the world (Patterson et al. 2014); in 2013 alone, 79,000 more children developed type 1 (IDF Diabetes Atlas 2013). Worldwide, the incidence of type 1 diabetes increased, on average, 3% per year between 1960 to 1996 in children under age 15 (Onkamo et al. 1999). Between 1990 and 1999, incidence increased in most continents, with a rise of 5.3% ...

    diabetes Apr 5, 2018
  • Why Is Diabetes Increasing In Australia

    Suggested citation: Burrow S, Ride K (2016) Review of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. Retrieved [access date] from Box 1: Diabetes Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a disease marked by high levels of glucose in the blood [10]. It is caused by the body’s inability to produce and/or use insulin effectively. It is a complex, chronic condition that can lead to morbidity, disability, re ...

    diabetes Dec 29, 2017
  • Diabetes Expenditure In Australia

    For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy. In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by high levels of glucose in the blood. Blood sugar levels are controlled by insulin, a hormone produced by the ...

    diabetes Apr 5, 2018

Popular Articles

More in diabetes