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Mother to fight Pharmac diabetes test change

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Ellen, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Ellen

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  2. Cookie Monster

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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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  3. kiwimum

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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:mad:
     
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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.
     
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    Any updates on the outcome?
     
  7. kiwimum

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    Still fighting :(:mad:
     
  8. kiwikid

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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..
     

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