Diabetes treatments spending: +7%
A new sole supply arrangement with Pharmaco resulted in listing an expanded range of Caresens blood glucose diagnostic test meters and testing strips.
The listing of the CareSens Dual, which tests for both glucose and ketones, means more people can access blood ketone testing products.
As some products were being delisted, 15,000 people needed to upgrade their current CareSens meter and a further 3,000 people needed to change from their current brand of meter to a CareSens.
People with Type I diabetes could choose to upgrade to a CareSens Dual. A six-month transition period was provided for the changeover. During this time, we allowed pharmacists to change meters and removed the co-payment for a new meter.
Last updated: 13 December 2018