For eligible people with diabetes, the new sole supply agreement offers four fully funded CareSens meters and associated test strips; including a dual meter that tests for both blood glucose and ketones:
- CareSens N
- CareSens N POP
- CareSens N Premier, with Bluetooth technology
- CareSens Dual, for both blood glucose and ketones and with Bluetooth
The CareSens II meter and its associated strips are being phased out with neither the meter nor the strips being funded after 31st July 2018.
The new agreement covers an expanded range of CareSens Blood Glucose Meters, with enhanced technology, and associated test strips, developed in response to feedback from healthcare professionals and Kiwis who live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Sandeep Sharma, Product Manager Pharmaco Diabetes, says the transition to the new meters has been progressing well and many pharmacies are focused on proactively checking whether their customers have the right meter.
“We are requesting that pharmacies double check all their eligible customers have the correct funded meter and test strips. If an exchange is needed, the customer gets the latest meter for free, and the pharmacy receives the brand switch fee, as long as it’s before 31st July.”
After 31st July, people will have to pay a co-payment for their new funded CareSens meter and pharmacies will no longer be paid a brand switch fee for changing people to the funded CareSens meter.