17 Nov 2022

Diabetics call on Pharmac to fund life-saving device

From Checkpoint, 5:14 pm on 17 November 2022

"Laziness" is one reason used to NOT fund a potentially life saving device for diabetics.

It was a comment made by officials when discussing whether to fund the continuous glucose monitors - which are publicy-funded in Australia and Britain. They monitor blood sugar levels without the need to do a finger prick.

Now insulin-dependent diabetics say Pharmac's decision to delay funding is based on a faulty assessment.

Ruth Hill reports.