Hello everyone,

Just a few quick questions about the CGM are they available in the UK?
Has anyone got one,can I get one?
Do I have to be on the pump to get one?

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I'd look for a new consultant. The financials are not his concern. He should make a medical judgement on whether you need the kit based on recommendations from NICE. Your primary care trust (for now, although this is changing) make the decision whether they will fund it. That is of course just the theory. The reality varies across the country, but many people have fought and won.

I've talked about my experience of getting funding here - http://www.shootuporputup.co.uk/2009/07/show-me-the-money/
1 Yes.
2. No but I'd walk across hot coals to get one
3. You might be able to
4. Yes. As far as I can tell a CGM is not currently considered a therapy in it's own right in the UK, so I don't *think* you can get one (certainly not easily) even if you can make a case that your clinic/DSN/consultant supports. I do know at least one UK person (Alison from Shoot up or put up) who has a CGM-and-pump combo, but I know this took a LOT of work to secure the funding from the PCT. I also think I've seen references to kids in the UK with a CGM, but that might have only been on Facebook :-\

EDIT: Ha! There's the Alison I was thinking of :) Didn't read the thread. Doh!

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