We need government rebates for the new FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitor

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Sharon O'Rourke
1 week ago
All Australians having to deal with Type 1 Diabetes every day of their life 24/7 should have access to NDSS subsidies including the free Freestyle Libre Sensors (or at least partially subsidised similar to other Diabetes equipment).
My Son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 16 years old. He is now 20.
He started using the Freestyle Libre Sensor not long after going on the insulin pump and found much easier and better blood glucose level management. Thank you Abbott for making this sensor available along with the iPhone app to check BGLs.
Once Son has his 21st birthday next year he will no longer receive NDSS subsidy for this sensor or the CGM6 Blood Glucose monitor. He is at University for at least the next 4 years and is unable to have a part time job due to study commitments and dealing with TID symptoms including extreme tiredness.
Based on today's prices, I estimate he will have to outlay a minimum of $245.00 per month + $92.00 per extra sensor if required (around $3000 a year). Sometimes the sensors only last a few days (instead of usual 2 weeks) because they fall off when he catches them on a door, when swimming, playing sport and Qld has very hot weather. We've tried the H2O tape and spraying deodorant on skin before applying sensor, but this only works some of the time. Best of luck with the petition.

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Shannon Walsh
1 week ago
People need government rebates for new FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitor!

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Luciella Kearns
1 week ago
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Damien Oatway
3 weeks ago
I want to

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Sharan MACKINTOSH
3 weeks ago
Sharan Mackintosh - Grandson

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Nicole Willis
4 weeks ago
Because diabetics shouldn't have to pay an arm & a leg to live! Methadone is free for addicts and they choose to do drugs, T1DM don't have a choice... Makes you think about our governments priorities!

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Hannah McLean
4 weeks ago
My brother and so many others need access to this medical support!!

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Taryna Howie-Glanville
Jan 12, 2021
I’m a diabetic and the sensor makes a massive difference to my life but It does cost $2860 a year! I live my life as best I can but we do need a little help here and there and this def is a help!

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Tania Magallanes
Jan 8, 2021
Because I have diabetes too

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Therese Woodward
Jan 7, 2021
Too unaffordable for this necessary device