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I wanted to enter a big forum instead of my local Danish forum, simply because of the risk of our local forum missing out. Is this forum globally oriented, or "only" US?

Myself, Type 1 for 17 years, well regulated, written a book on being a diabetic in Denmark. I have much good to say about the Danish hospital treatments where I go for check up every 4 months. I would be interested in know what you do in your country. In Denmark everything but the insulin is free, how is it for you?

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Hi all
I wanted to enter a big forum instead of my local Danish forum, simply because of the risk of our local forum missing out. Is this forum globally oriented, or "only" US?

Myself, Type 1 for 17 years, well regulated, written a book on being a diabetic in Denmark. I have much good to say about the Danish hospital treatments where I go for check up every 4 months. I would be interested in know what you do in your country. In Denmark everything but the insulin is free, how is it for you?

Adam
Welcome, Adam!! You are going to love it here! We have members from all over the world, so you'll fit in perfectly. :) People here are super helpful and informative and supportive. We welcome your input. Since we don't have free healthcare in the US, not everyone gets the same quality of care unfortunately.
 

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Welcome, Adam!! You are going to love it here! We have members from all over the world, so you'll fit in perfectly. :) People here are super helpful and informative and supportive. We welcome your input. Since we don't have free healthcare in the US, not everyone gets the same quality of care unfortunately.
Thanks Diana, that was quick, I already feel welcome :)
 

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Adam, I am pleased to hear you have good control, and that you have written a book. I have been type 1 for 65 years an am very healthy, at 71 years of age. I have also written a book about my life with diabetes.

Those of us with health insurance are very fortunate. All my health needs and supplies, including insulin, are paid for. Those US citizens without insurance have to pay for many things themselves. Our health system is slowly being changed so it will not be as difficult for the uninsured.

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Hi Adam, here in Nor way you are usually followed up by your GP/psysician every three months. Once a year you go to a specialist at the hospital. And there is an option of consulting an outpasient unit to deal with spesific problems of health or mastery. Here you meet diabetic nurse spesialists. Regarding costs of medicine and utensils: every citizen pay max two thou send kr pr year for medisin against chronic diseases, and other costs. After this the medicine is free. All utensils are free. I feel privileged to get help from the norwegian society. Peter
 

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Hi. I live in Scotland an prescriptions are free so i get all insulin and equipment free, i think elswhere in the uk you get free prescriptions if you have a long term illness like diabetes or asthma etc. All i can say is thank goodness for the national health service. When i go to the diabetic clinic they have a nurse that will show you new equipment and software and you can take away there and then. We are very lucky.
 
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