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Re: [IPk] Re: Funding



Dear Ingrid

We are with HBF of WA and as of last week, they still covered the pumps. I
dont know about the monthly costs though. My specialist was fairly keen to
get me to use a pump. This is why I am trying to find out as much about them
as I can. Overall I am well controlled but recently I have suffered large
swings and was sent to hospital in an ambulance when my BSL dropped too low

Bye for now
Scott
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Funding


> Scott,
>
> As an expat Aussie currently living in London, I am interested in how pump
> funding works in Oz.  Which health funds cover pumps? I read a while ago
> that the major funds were going to remove them from their funding lists
this
> past February.  Did this happen?
>
> What are the monthly consumables costs in Oz?
>
> Are doctors there prescribing them more?  I have been here almost three
> years now and I never spoke to a specialist in Oz about a pump, and only
> recently spoke to a dr here about them.
>
> Thanks
>
> Ingrid
>
> >From: "Scott Easton" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Funding
> >Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 21:05:16 +0800
> >
> >In Australia, the pumps cost around $7,000 and private health insurance
> >covers $6,250.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Ian Grant" <email @ redacted>
> >To: <email @ redacted>
> >Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 6:02 PM
> >Subject: [IPk] Re: Funding
> >
> >
> > > Dear All,
> > > All this debate re funding brings two thoughts to mind:
> > >
> > > 1) I note that us smokers are to get patches/gum et al on prescription
> >but
> > > still no help for pumps or the supplies. I guess the powers that be
> >treat
> > > IDD as a "voluntary condition".
> > >
> > > 2) As I understand the position in USA the Insurance companies pay for
> >Pump
> > > therapy. This would only happen on economic grounds ie in the long
term
> >it
> > > will be cheaper to treat IDD with pump therapy (where appropriate)
> >because
> > > of long term benefit. I think someone noted earlier in this debate
that
> >NHS
> > > in UK only budgets to the end of next week. Hence the problem.
> > >
> > > Ian Grant
> > >
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