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Re: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????



The free syringes through NDSS are not suitable for both insulin pumps used
in Australia as they are not WATER PROOF.
Sorry for my absence over the last two weeks but I was out of town visiting
other members of my family.
Jannet your survey work looks great but is a pity our numbers are so small
and we still do not have any support or members from the suppliers of pumps
or DA.
Alan Reed
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janette Dunn" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????


> Hi Heather,
> In Australia, if you are registered with NDSS (National Diabetes Supply
> Scheme) and have a Medicare Card then Syringes are subsided.  If you live
in
> NSW,  Syringes are free because the NSW Govt subsides the balance of the
> cost.  NSW has accepted that it is discriminatory to supply free Syringes
> only to Heroin users.  So in NSW if you are registered with NDSS and have
a
> Medicare card, a box of Syringes are free.
>
> Well, I think NSW is the only State that supplies them free ? ... Help me
> out, if I've got it wrong !!!
>
> DA (Diabetes Australia) tell me they get Syringes for $13 per 100 (a box).
>
> Janette
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Heather Ayson" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????
>
>
> > Janette,
> >
> > I'm fairly new to Australia (18 months) and therefore because I'm on the
> > pump, haven't needed to update my syringes in this country, but I
> > wondered about needles also.  Are they included free of charge?
> >
> > I think you have a very valid point and would be happy to participate in
> > any way.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Heather
> >
> > T1 43 yrs, Disetronic Pump 3 yrs
> >
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