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What Is The Cost Of Insulin Pump Therapy?

WITH ELIGIBLE HOSPITAL INSURANCE YOU COULD GET COVERAGE FOR AN INSULIN PUMP If you’re living in Australia - the cost of the insulin pump is generally fully covered by your insurance provider depending on your level of hospital cover (assuming the appropriate waiting period has been served). In choosing the health fund that’s best for you, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive level of cover. If in doubt, check with your private health insurer for what is covered. If you or a family member has Insulin Dependent diabetes, you may be interested in the options available to manage the cost of insulin pump therapy: Do you have more questions on private health insurance? Read the FAQ on private health insurance Learn more about the Bridging the Gap Program , T2 Grants Program and Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Deals Discover whether you are eligible for funding from the CGM Initiative Above costs are unique to insulin pump therapy vs multiple daily injections. Does not include additional costs related insulin, glucagon, test strips, wipes, and lancing devices. 1 Based on a Medtronic survey of the average cost of $3.28 per day for hospital policies with coverage f Continue reading >>

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  1. cumucus

    Hello everyone! I’m a young diabetic (22yo, T1 diagnosed oct. 2013), and haven’t had the chance to travel much. I would like to see the world one day, visit in some other countries for months, years, or even end my days abroad.
    One questions that keeps popping in my mind is: will I be able to purchase insulin there?
    In my country (France), public insurance is great. Meaning, I don’t have to pay a penny for my insulin pens, test strips, endo visits, or even hardly-remotely-related-to-diabetes stuff. I don’t even have to advance the expenses: I sometimes visit the pharmacy and get my 5 Lantus pen, 5 NovoRapid pen (Novolog in other countries), needles, test strips etc. “for free”, and when I see the receipt of over 150 € ($200) I freak out.
    I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford my treatment abroad, and am stuck here for this very reason.
    How do you pay for your treatment (anywhere in the world, really)?
    Please keep in mind that my english is far from perfect, and please feel free to ask if you feel I haven’t been clear sometimes.

  2. joysofpi

    in USA, and with insurance, I pay $30 for each prescription refill. So $30 for insulin, $30 for 200 test strips, $30 for 200 pen needles. That wouldn't help you though. Without insurance, my insulin is $350, my test strips are $300, pen needles are $80. lancets are cheap though, so you could at least poke yourself

  3. Achlies

    Also in the US, with health insurance.
    I pay 35% coinsurance on my insulin. So monthly, I pay about $300 for insulin, $50 for strips, $10 for syringes. Plus my $200 insurance premium.

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