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Free on Prescription???

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by serendipity, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. serendipity

    serendipity Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello
    Bought some Hypo gel and Detrose tablets from the Chemist today and she said these should be available on prescription.
    Is this correct?
    Is there anything else that you should be able to get when you have an exemption certifcate because of your Hypothyroidism and Diabetes?

    Linda
     
  2. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hypo gel yes dextrose tabs no not as far as i'm aware.

    Basically anything medical! including pain killers (not taking the mick though) cough meds thush treatments etc
     
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  3. serendipity

    serendipity Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks you :D
     
  4. chris lowe

    chris lowe · Guest

    If they haven't already given you a form at the surgery to register for free prescriptions then ask as you are entitled to anything that is on prescription for free. If you do buy painkillers or cough meds over the counter check with the pharmacist that they are suitable with whatever else you take. I was taking ibobrufen for back pain and mentioned it to diabetic nurse at a check up and she said that NSAID's will raise the blood pressure and cancel out the effect of blood pressure meds.
     
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    fugly54 Type 2 · Member

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    Hiya Linda

    I've been getting EVERYTHING on my prescription FREE. If the GP prescribes it - it's free. I am currently taking 9 different meds for a variety of conditions and have had free prescriptions since I was diagnosed with T2 8 years ago.
    Hope this helps.
     
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  6. Ali H

    Ali H Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to renew the certificate every 5 years.

    Ali
     
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  7. serendipity

    serendipity Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice:)
    I do hold a valid exemption certificate but didnt realise some hypo treatments were available on prescription like the hypo gel
    I currently take 22 meds on prescription.
     
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    neels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya,

    You can also get the needle clippers on prescription, the one I got is the BD Safe-Clip. Useful for those using injections/pens for their insulin, though most now have the sharps bin, but useful whilst on holidays/away from home.
     
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    serendipity Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :) I was given one on those by my DN, GREAT FOR IN THE CAR
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I use my needle clipper when on holiday or out and about .
    So handy and small to do the perfect job :)
     
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    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I get hypo gel on prescription but doc wouldn't give me glucotabs even though they have a PIP code - he said you didn't need both
     
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