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Blood glucose diagnostic test meter    Medsafe Data Sheets   New Zealand Formulary.   Hospital Medicines List.   PDF Schedule - Refer from page 14.
- Maximum of 1 pack per prescription
- Up to 1 pack available on a PSO
- Subsidy by endorsement
  • Meter with 50 lancets, a lancing device and 10 diagnostic test strips
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. CareSens N
    • Pharmacode2403137
    • Subsidy $10.00
    • Measure / Qty per 1 OP
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. CareSens N POP
    • Pharmacode2403145
    • Subsidy $10.00
    • Measure / Qty per 1 OP
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. CareSens N Premier
    • Pharmacode2535416
    • Subsidy $20.00
    • Measure / Qty per 1 OP

    Note: Only 1 meter available per PSO

A diagnostic blood glucose test meter is subsidised for a patient who:

  1. is receiving insulin or sulphonylurea therapy; or

  2. is pregnant with diabetes; or

  3. is on home TPN at risk of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia; or

  4. has a genetic or an acquired disorder of glucose homeostasis, excluding type 1 or type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The prescription must be endorsed accordingly.

Only one CareSens meter per patient will be subsidised (no repeat prescriptions).

Patients already using the CareSens N POP meter and CareSens N meter are not eligible for a new meter, unless they have:

  1. type 1 diabetes; or

  2. permanent neonatal diabetes; or

  3. undergone a pancreatectomy; or

  4. cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

For the avoidance of doubt patients who have previously received a funded meter, other than CareSens, are eligible for a funded CareSens meter.

  • Rectangle page icon symoblising a PDF. PDF
  • A tick icon. Fully subsidised
  • An oval with the number 29 in it. Unapproved medicine under Section 29
  • An asterisk symbol. 3 or 6 months should be dispensed at once
  • Two duplicate pages icon. Click to copy
  • A triangle symbol. Three months supply may be dispensed at one time if endorsed "certified exemption" by the prescriber or pharmacist.
  • OP Original pack
  • Sole Subsidised Supply