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Re: [IP] Stats



Dear Doris,
 I too live in Oz am using the same pump as you from the Royal Melbourne
Hosp. I was number 30 and I think they are up to 50+ now. I look forward to
the day the consumables become avail on the N.D.S.S. I saw the last proposal
which the government squashed and a box of soft sets etc would have been
$15 instead of the $185.
Can't they see to save money i.e. keep diabetes suffers out of hosp they
have to spend money and a hec of alot less too.

Politicians humbugs!!!!!
Take care Joann
----- Original Message -----
From: Doris Millar <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 12:19 PM
Subject: [IP] Stats


> Hi,
>
> I live in Australia and have been using the Minimed 507C for the last 3
> months. It is the latest one on the market out here.
>
> I find it really great.   I have had the dreaded D.l for 58 years with all
> the usual problems. It is not cheap to run out here. The cost of the pump
> which is $6,500 Australian is paid for by the government but the upkeep
for
> the consumables can run from $200 to $300 per month. Again this is
> Australian dollars.
>
> I am told that only 3 to 400 people out here have the pump - our
Government
> is not as generous health wise as in the USA. The Government will probably
> pick up the tab for this monthly amount in the next 12 months.   I
> certainly hope so.
>
> Doris.
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