Guest alan smallman

Insulin - Access and Cost

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    Guest alan smallman

    Hi

     

    Does anyone have any experiences regarding having access to insulin? Our eldest son (26) is an insulin-dependant diabetic and he is worried that he will find it difficult to get a supply especially if it costs shed-loads. Obviously insulin isn't something he can stock-pile before he emigrates to Oz, or indeed go without. Does any one have any info they would like to share with us? Cheers.

     

    Alan & Pauline

    Boston

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    Guest Tracijbc

    Hi there,

     

    I am Type II and my medication is listed on several Aussie websites as being subsidised on the PBS scheme, as it's something I can't live without. I guess Insulin would probably be the same. Why not have a look on :-

     

    epharmacy.com.au

     

    choice.com.au

     

    homepharmacy.com.au

     

    onlinepharmacy.com.au

     

    pharmacydirect.com.au

     

    pharmacyonline.com.au

     

    There are also the Diabetes Australia people, who I looked up online and contacted. They are pretty helpful and there is a local Adelaide branch.

     

    Hope this all helps.

     

    Cheers

     

    Traci x

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    Hi Alan

     

    Diabetes Australia have helped loads of new migrants. Their national website is here:

     

    http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/home/index.htm

     

    If you get the insulin and related produts via them, I think it is even cheaper than via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Presumably doctors in Oz are happy with these arrangements because i know that stoma care prooducts are also significantly cheaper if the patients obtain them via the Stoma Association.

     

    Best wishes

     

    Gill

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    Guest the staffords

    hi our daughter emma(11) is also type 1...we have been here 3 years and found the level of care fantastic..no complaints at all

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    Guest alan smallman

    Many Thanks for all your replies

     

    the info you have supplied will come in very useful

     

    XX Alan:notworthy:

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