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Postby cjcorney » Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:59 am

Hi,

I was using the Raffles Medical Group Clinic at Ngee Ann City that stocked Levermir and NovoRapid insulin and was given to me free on prescription, my company policy was AXA CliniCare.

Hope this helps, better late than never ;)

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Chris

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Re: The cost of Diabetes?

Postby walkinginspace » Fri, 30 Jan 2015 2:25 pm

Does anyone know if you need a prescription in JB to buy insulin?

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Re: The cost of Diabetes?

Postby covesg » Thu, 18 Aug 2016 4:33 pm

MrFence wrote:Hi,

I'm a type 1 diabetic currently in the UK and I have been offered a job in Singapore. However, I can't seem to find any information on the cost of insulin in Singapore, if anyone knows roughly what a 5x3ml cartridge box or a 10ml Vial of Levemir, Humalog or Novorapid would cost then please let me know!

I've found prices for needles and test strips and they seem comparable to the UK, when I've bought off prescription in emergencies.

Obviously living in the UK all my Diabetes supplies are free of charge so I need to know roughly what I will need to budget for supplies in Singapore, if the cost is too high then unfortunately the move may not be worth it.

Thanks in advance.


http://seniorcare.com.sg/product/glucer ... etic-850g/
have u taken this?

i just started shopping around for the cheapest deal for glucerna, and this online is slightly cheaper.
not too sure about needles and stripes though, have not bought those before.
Singapore is kinda expensive for health care products :(
costs abt 20% more in ntuc supermarket, and more in cold storage.

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Re: The cost of Diabetes?

Postby covesg » Thu, 18 Aug 2016 4:34 pm

walkinginspace wrote:Does anyone know if you need a prescription in JB to buy insulin?


oh yah! if someone can answer this, i would be grateful!

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Re: RE: Re: The cost of Diabetes?

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 18 Aug 2016 8:59 pm

covesg wrote:
walkinginspace wrote:Does anyone know if you need a prescription in JB to buy insulin?


oh yah! if someone can answer this, i would be grateful!

Yes, but if a pharmacy says no, go to another one ...

Quite often they just don't bother with prescriptions.


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