our concern's about Equality for All with Type 1 Diabetes - freestyle Libre, voiced in Dail today
Feb 6, 2018 — Today Frank O Rourke TD and Deputy Mary Butler raised our concerns about the reimbursement of the Freestyle Libre announcement for a few hundred children and Teens on multiple daily injections.
We want an all inclusive reimbursement without discriminating against Adults with type 1 Diabetes and children / teens on insulin pumps.
It was put to minister Harris’s representative that we want to meet with him to present him with our petition. This was televised live
We will now wait for a date.....
Diabetes Ireland are in total support of what we are doing and we are consulting with them about any plans we make. They will be with us when we present our petition to Minister Harris.
However something struck me during this whole process.
Back in the day ( as they say ) did you know that people with diabetes had to pay for their supplies & medications. It was Diabetes Ireland and the work they did that finally got our medications & supplies included in the LTI - long term illness scheme.
Although us volunteers / Daibetes advocates work voluntarily, diabetes Ireland have large overheads and need funding.
When something goes wrong or something happens that we don’t like, we are quick to go to their social media, complain bitterly and criticize while expecting them to act on whatever we want them to.
But are those expecting support, paid members of Diabetes Ireland ?
It’s only €30 a year. (That’s 0.09 cent a day or 0.57 cent per week)
I’m asking that you support us by taking a membership with Diabetes Ireland, They are the first people we go to when things are wrong but the last people we support.
Thank you in advance for your consideration
Co-Founder of Diabetes T One & A Diabetes Life