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  1. Terry
    Terry June 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | | Reply

    Allison – Thanks for this insight into diabetes health care in Denmark. As much as I prefer and support universal access to health care, I have benefitted greatly using my CGM. When I started the CGM I was able to drop my A1c by 1%. It has prevented countless hypos in the last three years. If I had no health insurance, however, the system in Denmark would truly be very desirable.

    I wonder if the Danish Diabetes Association has lobbied the government using the JDRF CGM study data. It seems to me that the CGM would improve the health of insulin using diabetics in Denmark while preventing/delaying the onset and progression of expensive complications.

  2. Heidi
    Heidi June 24, 2012 at 6:37 am | | Reply

    Great to hear another Dane’s words here :-)

    I agree with Anja that our health care system has both pros and cons to it, whether compared to the insurance-based US-one or other countries (I’ve also lived in Scotland where the universal health care system is similar to what we have in Denmark, but certainly not identical).

    I would like to add to Anja’s description of pump and CGM availability for Danish PWDs that I think part of the reason is that the costs of these have to be covered by the regional hospital that starts the patient on any of these devices. In that sense I suspect that there are great regional differences for Danish PWDs to start pump therapy or CGM. I’m lucky to have access to both tools because I live in one of the bigger Danish cities and are seen by doctors at a university hospital, but I don’t think that I’d even be pumping today if I’d still lived in the provincial city where I grew up.

    1. Catherine Layolle Busch-Knudsen
      Catherine Layolle Busch-Knudsen February 26, 2014 at 11:47 am | | Reply

      Dear Heidy,

      My name is Catherine and I am studying Brand and Communication at the Copenhagen Business School. And I am contacting you because I am writing my master thesis about type 2 insulin consumers in Denmark.

      I aim at understanding the world of insulin consumers, how is their relationship with different insulin brands and if there are any social gatherings with people that suffer diabetes.

      I need to find insulin consumers to make a focus group and I am wondering if your friend Anja Nielsen could help me.

      I really hope you can help me.

      Kind regards,

  3. dave martin
    dave martin December 12, 2013 at 2:35 am | | Reply

    dear allison:

    my name is dave martin. i am doing an article for our school magazine about what people from different culturess, who are effected with diabetes, eat. i see you have talked with this young lady from denmark, anja, and would like to know what they eat there.

    the article is being written for the collegian, a publication of los angeles city college. i, myself, am a diabetic.

    i look forward to hearing from you.

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