Getting a Diabetes Management Device

Fluctuating glucose levels can be hard on your body and can keep you from foods and activities you enjoy. Our diabetes management and monitoring devices are designed to be easy to use and work around the clock, helping you better control your glucose levels.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your doctor will consider many things when deciding whether a diabetes management device is the right option for you.
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Insurance Coverage

Medtronic Diabetes insulin pumps are listed on the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing Prostheses List. Private health insurance (hospital cover) will, in most circumstances, rebate the full cost of the pump. "Extras" cover is not required. It is necessary to meet any requirements by the individual health funds relating to qualifying periods before being eligible for a rebate on an insulin pump. In addition, your policy may include an excess.

To ensure that you will not experience any out-of-pocket expenses when you are fitted with a pump it is advisable that you check in advance with your healthcare professional and with your private health insurer.

For holders of an Australian Medicare card, insulin pump consumables are available through the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) at a subsidised rate for patients with Type 1 diabetes who meet the criteria. To learn more, visit Diabetes Australia.

Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and continuous glucose monitoring components of the pump are not currently covered by most private health insurance plans.

Frequently Asked Questions – Glucose Monitors

Do you have questions about diabetes management devices? You must always consult your doctor for information pertaining to your specific condition and suitability for these treatment options. However, discussion of some frequently asked questions can be found here.
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Myths and Facts – Insulin Pumps

There are plenty of myths about insulin pumps. Learn the facts behind some of the more common misperceptions.
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Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 27 Sep 2010

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