Answers to commonly asked questions about sub-cutaneous insulin infusions (insulin pumps).
Insulin pumps may slightly improve blood glucose levels and reduce the number of severe hypoglycaemic events in people with type 1 diabetes when compared to multiple daily injections.
PHARMAC funds insulin pumps and consumables for patients who meet the Special Authority criteria (SA1604 for consumables and SA1603 for pumps).
For general information regarding Special Authority see Special Authority - electronic.
Patients who have been diagnosed with the following conditions may be eligible for insulin pump and consumables funding if they meet the associated Special Authority criteria:
There are four categories under which a patient can be considered for funding: