The availability of and access to technology for the management of diabetes has changed in recent times and a range of technology for monitoring glucose levels, such as continuous glucose monitoring, flash glucose monitoring, and self-management tools such as mobile phone apps, is used. Other devices, such as insulin pumps, have been available for the last few decades in Australia. There is a lack of comprehensive national data about the use of technology to manage diabetes and the impact of the technology on short-term and long-term diabetes-related complications, and the approval, access and distribution pathways for these technologies.

This report describes the data sources currently available for monitoring the use of technology in the management of diabetes; identifies gaps; and provides recommendations for future work. The report also briefly outlines the approval, access and distribution pathways for diabetes technology in Australia.