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Where to buy pump supplies in UK?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by gradenko80, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. gradenko80

    gradenko80 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi guys, I'm visiting for Australia and will probably be in England for about 2-3 months on a visitor visa. I'm going to have to get some more supplies (I use the minimed reservoirs and mio infusion sets). We normally buy them at the chemist back home but I just went to a local pharmacy here in Oxford and was told that's not how it works. Do you guys shop online at the Medtronic website or is there a way to shop in store? Any tips on UK diabetes shopping much appreciated :)
  2. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to order mine from the Medtronic site (I am funded by the NHS but still have to order from the Medtronic site), though you really should call them to find out what else needs to be done for you to be able to order from them (I suspect they don't just sell their stuff to random people so you may need signoff from a doctor/consultant or proof that you already use them)
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  3. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would discuss this with your supplier in Australia.
    I believe it is not possible to get a pump (and by extension pump supplies) in the UK without a doctor.
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