The prohibitive cost of insulin pump therapy
What happens when people with type 1 diabetes grow up? As it stands, in Australia, the Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Pump Program subsidises pumps for children under the age of 18 years. But after that, these patients are on their own.
So far, more than 350 pumps have been distributed to children who would not have otherwise had access. However, feedback comments on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) website express frustration with lack of financial support for patients no longer in their teenage years. In fact, several people voice concerns that the