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



Janette,
I think you/we should come up with a hand out the suppliers should copy and
give/send to new candidates and along with consumable supplies. It should
list Telephone numbers, Postal addresses as well as email contacts as not
all users have email access.
Alan Reed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janette Dunn" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: [IPu] Equity re Syringes ..... Survey ????


> Hi Alan,
>
> Whilst current NDSS Syringes aren't suitable for our pumps, every other
> Insulin Dependent Diabetic in Australia gets a subsidy on syringes .....
> except us.  I have emailed Michael Robinton about using this site for our
> small number of members.  (He is happy to advertise the survey on IP / and
> to have the survey done as an email on this site.  Alternately my husband
> may set up a Web page or arrange for us to survey people through our
> homepage).
>
> Tori is talking to Realitycheck and is prepared to help with her site as
> well.  Two other IP members have provided contacts for other groups or
> Hospital / Endo / CDE contacts.
>
> I am currently following up with major Teaching Hospitals accross some
> States about the possibility of  them issuing voluntary surveys to their
> pump users.  (I would then provide the CDE ?Hospital with some analysis of
> responses for their own users).  There would be pretty reasonable numbers
if
> Hospitals in Perth and Melbourne are able / willing to support this.
>
> Regards,
> Janette
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:58 AM
> Subject: 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
liv
> e
> > 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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