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



Hi Alan,

I don't want things issued by Pump companies because I think it could be
inferred that there is a "conflict of interest".  When I spoke with Vicki
Trench from MM / Meditronic on Friday she agreed.  Rather, if we can use
internet sites / Hospital Diabetes Units / Endos/ CDE's and any other D
groups to contact users and see if they wish to complete the survey.

Janette

--- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Reed" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 11:27 AM
Subject: 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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