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Prescriptions

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:53pm
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Robbie73

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My husband is diabetic

He does not inject insulin.

We have always bought his testing strips.

Have done for 8 years.

A neighbour has told him that he has type 2 diabetes,and gets his strips on prescription.

Anyone have any info on this please.

Gracias

Darro

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:30pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:30pm

Both my wife are t2 and we get test strips on prescription, and quite generous they are with them too.If your husband is in the Spanish health system he should get them too.

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:58pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:58pm

Yes, just ask doctor to add to your prescription. You'll have to buy your own needle pricks though.

Cheers

Robbie73

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:53pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:53pm

Darro wrote on Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:30pm:

Both my wife are t2 and we get test strips on prescription, and quite generous they are with them too.If your husband is in the Spanish health system he should get them too.

Yes he is.

It ha cost us a fortune over the last 8 years.

Gracias

Stephanie86

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:00pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:00pm

My husband has type 2 and we have to pay for the strips

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Robbie73

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:05pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:05pm

eiretour wrote on Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:58pm:

Yes, just ask doctor to add to your prescription. You'll have to buy your own needle pricks though.

Cheers

Yes I know.

Someone in their infinite wisdom told us we had to pay for sticks?

You'd have thought a Farmacia would have told us?

Gracias.

Robbie73

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:07pm

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Stephanie86 wrote on Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:00pm:

My husband has type 2 and we have to pay for the strips

Puzzled as to why some folks do,and some don't?

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Stephanie86

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:14pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:14pm

Robbie73 wrote on Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:07pm:

Puzzled as to why some folks do,and some don't?

Gracias

No idea, but he’s always had to. Maysuggest he raises a query!!!

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:10pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:10pm

Robbie73 wrote on Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:53pm:

My husband is diabetic

He does not inject insulin.

We have always bought his testing strips.

Have done for 8 years.

A neighbour has told him that he has type 2 diabetes,and gets his strips on prescription.

Anyone have any info on this please.

Gracias

Is your husband at the age where he would receive free prescriptions on the UK, ie over 60?

If he is under 60 he would have to pay in the UK, unless he is receiving medication for his diabetic treatment/control, in which case he would have free prescriptions - whatever age.

If there rules are mirrored in Spain under the Spanish Healthcare agreement  with the UK then this may be why he’s having to pay for his strips?

If he is over 60, then disregard all of the above, it will be interesting to find out the reason why he is being charged !

Stephanie86

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:24pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:24pm

Stevec61 wrote on Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:10pm:

Is your husband at the age where he would receive free prescriptions on the UK, ie over 60?

If he is under 60 he would have to pay in the UK, unless he is receiving medication for his diabetic treatment/control, in which case he would have free prescriptions - whatever age.

If there rules are mirrored in Spain under the Spanish Healthcare agreement  with the UK then this may be why he’s having to pay for his strips?

If he is over 60, then disregard all of the above, it will be interesting to find out the reason why he is being charged !

He’s 73. My strong suspicion is that it is to do with the abilities of the previous GP, who may not have been perfectly au fait with rulings. We live in the back of beyond, with one peripatetic GP who serves 3 local villages and is available approx two hours per day to each area. We now have a new younger incumbent. The previous one, whilst as helpful as she could be, was nearing retirement age and when Covid appeared, after all the lockdowns, she was no longer around. The practice nurse no longer asks him to come for any form of test or check up, so I imagine the whole thing has disappeared into a black hole. However, as he has no problems, he’s not too bothered! I intend to pass this info on to him and will see what transpires in due course!

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