EXPLAINING THE CHANGES TO BLOOD GLUCOSE METERS IN NEW ZEALAND
As you may know, Pharmac has selected CareSens blood glucose meters and test strips as the main fully funded option on the Pharmaceutical Schedule.
This means most patients with diabetes will need to change to the CareSens brand before 1st March 2013 to ensure their funding continues.
Three different CareSens blood glucose meters and two test strips are fully subsidised for patients switching from other brands of meters, and for new patients receiving insulin and sulphonylureas, and for gestational diabetes.
For further information please call their toll-free 24 hour helpline on 0800 GLUCOSE (0800 458 267) or visit their dedicated website at www.caresens.co.nz