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Re: [IPk] Pump & CGM Funding



I have been diabetic for 34 years and I am more than a little tired of
> having to fight for funding for every single improvement in treatment.  I 
> do
> not wish to be negative here but as people with type 1 diabetes we get a
> poor deal!  I can remember fighting for funding for disposable needles,
> something we were only given after the government of the day were
> embarrassed by diabetics publicly because we were paying for our own
> disposable syringes and drug addicts were being given them to mitigate the
> risk of HIV & AIDS.  Even this was not an all encompassing solution I am
> sure that many of us on here remember that even after we were given 
> funding
> for syringes we were still having to pay for novopen needles until the 
> early
> 1990's.

So is that how we got them on prescription?  I can remember paying for them 
(and making them last as long as possible - a habit I am still in).

Helene
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