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From 1 March only the CareSens range of blood glucose meters and strips are subsidised

From 1 March only the CareSens range of blood glucose meters and strips are subsidised. There are two exceptions:

  • People who are using the Accu-Chek Performa Combo meter with an Accu-Chek Combo Insulin pump prior to 1 June 2012 can still have their Accu-chek test strips funded for the next 5 years.
  • As above, for people using the Freestyle Optium as their only meter for both blood glucose and ketone testing.

For most people, this will mean switching to the CareSens range of meters. It's very easy to switch - you can do so next time you visit the pharmacy or doctor – you don’t need a special appointment.

Need more information?

Click here to download a fact sheet on switching to the CareSens range of meters.

You can read Fequently Asked Questions from the CareSens website here.

You can read Frequently Asked Questions from the Pharmac website here.

If you would like more information or to talk to someone about switching meters, phone 0800 GLUCOSE (0800 458 2673) or check out the Pharmac website by clicking here.

 

 

 

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