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    This is the medication she has in the UK.

    Lantus Insulin Optiset 3ML 100IU/ML (insulin glargine) the are for an injection pen.

    Novorapid Penfill Insulin 3ML for use with Novo Nordisk insulin devices.

    Many thanks for the offer of finding out how much it might cost. I just hope it doesn't stop us getting the residency.

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    Hi. This will explain costings in NZ for Diabetics. Hope this helps.I am fortunate that they do my insulin there but will have to change my blood meter. http://www.diabetes.org.nz/info/visitors.html
    Just seen your post above and it is the exact insulin I am on and it is regularly available in NZ and the cost is $ 15 for 3 months supply for each item plus gp charge of between $45 to $55. Not sure if you have to see gp for each repeat prescription though,someone else will probably know


    Hope this helps

    Dave and Caroline
    Last edited by Dave in NZ; 25th February 2007 at 12:27 AM.

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    Caroline & Dave, Just wondering how you are getting on in relation to your application. As previously mentioned I am applying for residency as the main applicant and my wife is the one with the diabetes. Our ITA is currently with immigration and the medicals were sent off to the medical officer due to the diabetes. Her H1Cs were fine as well as the other extra test they did as a result of the fasting bloods ( I do not know exactly what they test for). Dr doing the immigration medicals appeared happy enough. If they have got back to you with the result of the medical officer, how long did it take and did they see it as a bar to you gaining your visas. Sorry for all the questions, but I have such a roller coaster ride getting this far and don't want to fall at the final hurdle. Many thanks.

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    Although we are still awaiting approval I am pretty sure they have passed me on the medicals because they have asked other questions re our application which we have dealt with,but they have not mentioned a thing about the medicals.Usually if there is a problem re the meds they will be asking for further doctors letters etc.We sent them a letter from our Diabetic consultant together with my last 5 years track record which was very good. My Hb1c over the last 5 years average was 7.9. I think where your wife is concerned there should not be a problem. They are only concerned where there is evidence that she may need dialysis and any other serious complication that Diabetes can bring on. As soon as we get the decision I will pm you.I would say your wifes condition is not going to be much of a concern for them
    If you go here http://www.immigration.govt.nz/nzis/...nual/index.htm
    Go down the list on the left till you get to index. In there go to M and find medical conditions. Here it lists all conditions that will cause a problem. you will note diabetes is not one of them

    Hope this helps. Feel free to pm me if you would like to know any more diabetic info and I will try to help.

    Kindest regards

    Dave

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    Many thanks, If I need any further information I will get in touch. I will let you know how we get on. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply.

    Cheers

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    Just to let you know that you don't need to see your GP for a repeat prescription, you can phone up and order it over the phone, you just have to give 48 hrs notice, and it costs $10 for the repeat prescription, plus script charges.

    Elaine (Kim 39 oh)

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    Just to update this thread. We received PR today and my Diabetes was approved without the need of a medical waiver. It might have been a different story had I been the main applicant. So all of you who are applying and are Diabetic,Don't despair,there's light at the end of the tunnel. Even if you are the main applicant,you have every chance.

    Kindest regards

    Dave

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    Good news for you, I have just been asked to provide some more information and a futher consultant report outlining the prognosis of future problems. Your post has given me some hope, although I have missed the job offer I was due to start in April. I am hoping I can get the visas approved and offered a later start date. Once again congratulation and thanks for letting me know the outcome.
    Cheers

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    Default insuline is available

    Hello,

    I am using the same insuline and I pay every 3 months 14 NZ dollar to a GP to get a receipt and 20 NZ dollar to a pharmacy to get the insuline.
    Both insulines are subsidised. To get approval I first had to go to a hospital to see a insuline specialist who made a letter for the health board.
    L
    Cheers,

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