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Diabetes scanning technology replaces pricking 25 May 2017

The device would "probably" would be popular in New Zealand, but it was still "a little bit cost-prohibitive for people".

"At the moment they'd have to get it through Australia or the UK ... The thing is people want choice and they want to be able to give these things a go."

Pharmac spokesman Anthony Bull said the pharmaceutical agency hadn't received any funding applications for the FreeStyle Libre.

"Anyone can submit a funding application, but these are most commonly submitted by suppliers."


 

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