NDSS

Safety Net again

This is a repeat of my 2020 Safety Net article, updated with the new 2021 costs. This is of course only relevant to Australia. It’s not cheap having chronic health conditions and constantly needing medication. There are some government concessions available beyond the standard PBS subsidy, but we need to take charge and make sure …

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Medtronic finally retires the name “Paradigm”

There’s been one change in the June NDSS pump consumables list, and that’s simply a name change for many (but not all) of Medtronic’s infusion sets. Instead of names like “Medtronic Paradigm Sure-T” you will now see “Medtronic MiniMed Sure-T”. But the devices themselves are unchanged. Any infusion sets with “Medtronic MiniMed” in their name …

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April NDSS changes – Medtronic drops some infusion sets

One of the services provided by the Australian National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is access to insulin pump consumables (reservoirs and infusion sets). Occasionally there are changes to the products available, and another such change quietly slipped in last week. A range of Medtronic infusion sets have just been taken off the market. Who is affected? Basically, …

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New Year: new Safety Nets

It’s not cheap having chronic health conditions and constantly needing medication. There are some government concessions available beyond the standard PBS subsidy, but we need to take charge and make sure we’re not missing out on them! PBS Safety Net I had to go to a pharmacy today, and being the start of a new …

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