Insulin pump subsidies ‘discriminatory’

Government criteria for insulin pump subsidies are “discriminatory” and fly in the face of clinical guidelines, Australia’s leading diabetes groups claim.

The current Federal Insulin Pump Program offers means-tested subsidies only to under-18s who meet eligibility criteria, thereby excluding more than 112,000 adults — 87% of Australians with type 1 diabetes — from the program.

In a joint submission to a PBS review,