The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

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The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby jpaus » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:47 pm

https://consultations.health.gov.au/pha ... ion/intro/

The government is asking for our opinions and input on the subsidisation of the Freestyle Libre, if you have some spare time, it might be in your interest to fill it out!
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby ali m » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 pm

Essay written and submitted!
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby scotta_74 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:48 pm

Done and submitted, come on people jump on this bandwagon It may just work!
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby Cobia » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:11 pm

Done it a couple nights ago.
Its worked ok for me so far. :)
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby abs » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:22 am

I did it when it first came out and explained why I felt the Freestyle Libre is a poor cousin to proper CGM
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby scotta_74 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:16 pm

abs wrote:I did it when it first came out and explained why I felt the Freestyle Libre is a poor cousin to proper CGM


I completely agree with you abs but the Libre is better then what we presently have available to us.
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby ali m » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:27 pm

LOL, I hate CGMS and find Libre perfect for my lifestyle. Far more accurate than Medtronic and far less irritating.
I think there should be a (free or subsidised) choice of all available technology.
What do people think about the 3 month implantable device (Eversense)? I'd be super keen to try it.
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby melissa » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:15 am

I love the Libre too. I hadn't heard of the Eversense before but it looks fantastic! Sort of like a step up from the Libre. It would be great to have it transmitting to a phone
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby abs » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Ali, I actually think the survey is to gather info from both users and medical mob about whether to include the Libre into NDSS funding alongside the true CGM systems, potentially for over 21s for when it comes in... Whenever that might be. Almost a user submission vs various organisations and companies lobbying as per before the last election to get kids covered (as a start)

The big issue at the moment is once approved, all the families are finding wait times of sometimes even six months before they can get the training. Some places are soooo booked up (though I wonder if my source meant six weeks)

Those that already used it were able to just carry on using it, but many hospitals and endos and clinics are out of control. When the over 21s are covered, this will blow out even longer
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby melissa » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:59 am

I suppose that is another bonus with the libre - there really is no need for training
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Re: The Government wants our input (Freestyle Libre Subsidy)

Postby abs » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:04 pm

The only immediate difference in training is the lack of calibration. There's not that much to the others but some medical staff make it out to take hours

And on various FB groups I have face palmed on a number of occasions about all sorts of various basic things that seemed extremely obvious and simple.
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