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Faster Acting Insulin Could Be On The Horizion

When I first saw the article my first thought was faster lows…it kind of scared me. But after reading it, there seems to be some great promise in an insulin you can take before or even after you have eaten and it covers the meal quickly but also ends quicker, reducing the risk of a hypo event after taking it. Other countries have already approved it and it is looking like the concerns the FDA had are being addressed. Should be interesting to see. Here is the full article: Good morning. I am new here and looking for sound advice. My husband has type two diebetes and we can't seem to get his blood sugar down and we don't want more medication....We want to be medication free. I am following the Ketos diet because I need to lose weight but hubby is very thin and... I am my husband's caregiver and he has Type 2 Diabetes. I found this group and have already got a lot of questions answered so thanks! We have been hearing so much about Metformin and after him losing 50+ lbs. are wondering if he even needs to be on it to start with. His numbers have only been... Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with diabetes today. My A1C is at 10. I’m so lost and confused. I spent the entire day crying. Continue reading >>

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  1. AlisonS

    diabetes costs in australia?

    Hi,
    we are looking into emmigrating to australia. I have been looking into how much meds will cost and cant find any info on how much insulin costs over there. I understand that I can apply for medicare which will give us free sharps, but that I will have to pay for test strips and insulin!!?? Its all a bit of a worry really as so far as I can make out we wont be eligible for any substantial discounts / care allowances for the kids' insulin until we have been residents in oz for 2 years.
    Anyone out there able to shed some light on our situation?? Do we automatically get medical insurance with our employer?
    Both my sons are on multiple daily injections of novorapid and single daily injection of levemir (flexpens)
    We are a family of qualified and trainee electricians hoping to make a better life for ourselves. Me (alison), hubby (alan) and 4 dependant kids at home. Josh(T-1) and Andy (T-1) plus Kim(17) and John(12). Now thinking we got it good in UK/ NHS

  2. Ashamasha

    Hi Alison,
    Although I'm a T2, not a 1, I live in Perth,WA, so will try and answer what I can for you
    In Oz, if you're diagnosed D, are a resident and have a medicare card, you can register with the NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme) for free. This gives you access to heavily subsidised supplies such as glucose & ketone strips, and pump infusion sets. Once registered, disposable syringes and pen needles are free. Strips work out at AUD$13.40 per 100 strips (every brand). Limits are set per 180 days - 900 strips & 1200 syringes/needles. If you need more, a simple letter from your GP will allow you to go over these limits, and no prescription is needed to buy any of supplies - just show the registration card at affiliated pharmacies (or internet/post/phone order), & get em when you need em.
    As far as insulin, the cost is also be heavily subsidised thru medicare, about $30 / 10ml (I think, I got that off the medicare website - pharmaceutical benefits scheme [pbs] section)
    Medical insurance is not usually provided as a standard by employers over here - medicare is a global basic cover for everyone, and private health insurance is paid for by individuals, but the costs for it aren't sky high - couldn't tell you the difference in cover compared to other countries though.
    websites:
    NDSS: www.ndss.com.au
    Diabetes Australia: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
    Medicare:www.medicare.gov.au
    Hope all of that helps!
    cheers,
    asha

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