I realize this is probably a better post for the tslim Facebook page or something, but humor me, I don't have a Facebook page yet and would like to avoid it as long as possible.
I have generally always gone to the US for my Endo visits etc. because for a long while (I've been diabetic over 30 years), there really weren't any/many in my country... and I visit family regularly in in the US so figured it was a no brainer.
I got my tslim prescribed to me from my doc in the US and as I do have family there and either they, myself or other family members visit to/from there "frequent enough" to bring back the supplies, I just have all supplies sent to that family member (turns out that in itself is a lil more hassle than I bargained for, but still worthwhile).
Anyway, that was over a year ago, and my feelings on that have changed and decided that when I visit my family... I want to VISIT, not be stuck doing Labs and going to the doc etc. (also because I get one week less vacation now at new job than I got before it makes it more difficult).
So I found me an Endo locally, and booked me an appointment. Went fine and liked the office well enough, but as it turns out... they tried to obtain the ability to prescribe Tslim and all of the various supplies that goes with it, but tslim is not granting that permission outside of the US (or possibly just outside of more "First World Countries" than mine is).
I assume that there has to be either a.)a great enough demand for them here first (which probably wont happen... small country), or b.)Tandem needs to feel "stable" enough to start branching out more, which might take a loooong time.
I'm not asking for supplies to be shipped to my country. I can keep them being sent to my family member. I'd just like the possibility of them allowing prescriptions outside of the US for people in my situation. Do you think I have any hope of that ever happening? Is there anything that *I* could do to speed up the process?
I don't really expect an answer, but if it is never put "out there" then no one will ever know there is an issue that could be resolved, right? (not to mention more pumps sold... my CDE seems really keen on the tslim, but is not allowed to prescribe them) So that's where I'm at now.