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Discussion in 'Health & Lifestyle' started by Lisie01, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Lisie01

    Lisie01 Guest

    Hi, we are just starting our journey and have become slightly concerned about the fact that my husband is an insulin-dependent diabetic. We are concerned about how this affects our application for a visa but then further down the line about him obtaining the supplies he needs. Any advice greatly appreciated!

    Lisa and Brian:redface:

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Hi Lisie,

    There are plenty of diabetics who move to Australia so I cannot see any problem, they work out you medical eligebility on what you would cost the Australian Health service and as you will be paying for medication I do not think it is a problem.

    I have pinched the following post from another thread and hope it may be of use to you.

    And another posting I found about it.

    I do not know the cost of insulin, but when you get here go to a doctor and they will soon sort you out. Just for information Diabetics in Australia are not exempt from prescription charges as they are in the UK.

    I hope this helps.
  3. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Just another thought, before you go for your medicals, it may pay to get a letter from your husbands consultant or doctor, just to say that the diabeties is well controlled and your husband takes his medication as prescribed, and the condition is stable. It may save you time if they ask for a consultants letter.
  4. Lisie01

    Lisie01 Guest

    Thanks Colin, your information has been invaluable. It settles our minds greatly. I will take your advice and get Brian to visit his GP to get letter in advance.

    Many thanks


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