Definition of advocacy
: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal : the act or process of advocating something
If you have a topic of concern or wish to raise an issue relating to Type 1 Diabetes, please make contact via the Contact Form. We would love to hear from you.
Omnipod and subsidisation
As you are all aware, the Omnipod DASH insulin management system officially launched to the T1D community on 23rd August 2021. The word from Omnipod is that after a 9 month application process for Prosthesis Listing, it has been denied and they have been referred to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) – reason being is that the novel insulin pump technology ‘doesn’t sit comfortably in the prosthesis listing assessment criteria’. Reading between the lines, it appears as though the assessment criteria is outdated and doesn’t allow room for new and developing technologies. We are going to advocate for this product to be subsidised on NDSS and or return for Prosthesis Listing and we need the help of the extended Type 1 Community. If you would like to be involved, please make send your details via the Contact Us page.