Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Insulin Pump Therapy

I found out only about a month ago that the pump was available in South Africa. I have had Type 1 for over 22 years and I wish I had known about the pump sooner. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to get one just yet. My medical aid wont cover the cost of the pump or the monthly consumables. Very few South Africans can afford the pump because it is so expensive. From all that I have read I believe that my HBA1c will definitely improve once I am on the pump. Does anybody have any ideas on how we can get the pumps inexpensively? There are two companies that offer the pump in SA, Medtronics and Roche.
Are there any other companies out there to enter the SA market and maybe push prices down?

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