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    Mother to fight Pharmac diabetes test change http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/moth...change-4778563

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    Over 3000 submissions received by the closing date. I doubt many of those would have been positive! Surely they'll have to rethink now. I just hope they don't come up with some halfway fudge and we end up with partial funding like they did with Ventolin.
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    A lot of us, including endo's and pharmacists think that this is a done deal. It is going to put back D care in NZ to third world standards as far as I am concerned. It is ridiculous. I have made sure that my voice has been heard and I am keeping fingers and toes crossed that this proposal does not go through
    Debs - Mum to Tyler aged 16 yrs, dx 29 Nov 06
    MM 722 since March 09

    Samuel, nearly 18, still hormonal
    Very happily married to Carl for 18 yrs

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    They may well have thought it was a done deal but the huge backlash must surely make them rethink. From the depth of feeling I'm seeing people aren't going to sit by and let it happen. Sadly I didn't get to the meeting in Christchurch as I was working away from the city at the time but I'm sure they were left in no doubt as to how we feel.
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    I went to 2 meetings here in Auckland. I don't think they expected the backlash they got. Hopefully they will rethink or at least tweak the proposal. Unfortunately I think the pump proposal has got lost in the meter outcry, although I sent in about that too.
    There is a piece about the meters on Campbell Live tonight at 7pm. They have interviewed a couple of people with D, and I think Diabetes NZ and possibly Pharmac.
    Debs - Mum to Tyler aged 16 yrs, dx 29 Nov 06
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    Samuel, nearly 18, still hormonal
    Very happily married to Carl for 18 yrs

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    Any updates on the outcome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MomofSweetOne View Post
    Any updates on the outcome?
    Still fighting
    Debs - Mum to Tyler aged 16 yrs, dx 29 Nov 06
    MM 722 since March 09

    Samuel, nearly 18, still hormonal
    Very happily married to Carl for 18 yrs

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    Most of New Zealand are now using the Caresens meters..
    You can get a special authority if you use an:
    Accu Chek Spirit Combo Pump - AccuChek Performa (aviva) strips,
    or
    Optium (Precision Xtra ) IF you used the meter for both glucose and ketone levels prior to June 2012.. Optium Freestyle Strips.
    It seems to be a total disaster so far with differing numbers, lack of control solutions.

    But we're still fighting..
    Jane Mum of Rachel, 12, dx'd @11 months.

    Keep Calm and Treat the Number

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