Diabetes (NDSS)

Diabetes is a serious and chronic condition, and is Australia’s fastest growing non-infectious disease.

For our bodies to function properly, we need to convert sugar, or glucose, from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy.
Diabetes (NDSS)


The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. Foote’s Pharmacies are a subagent for NDSS.
Through the administration of the NDSS, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to nearly 1,000,000 Australians diagnosed with diabetes.
To register with the NDSS, applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes, hold or be eligible to hold a Medicare card, and live in Australia. Visitors to Australia may be eligible through a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with their home country. Registration with NDSS is free.
People who are registered with the NDSS can access a range of subsidised Government approved products including:
  • Subsidised testing strips for checking blood glucose levels
  • Free insulin syringes and pen-needles (if you require insulin)
  • Subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)
  • Information services on managing life with diabetes.

Other Services

With a focus on your health, we strive to offer the best advice and customer service. Our trusted and friendly pharmacies can help you with a wide range of services to keep the whole family happy and healthy. Have a look into the additional services we provide at Footes Pharmacies:

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