13 September 2022
Tēnā koe Harry
Request for information:
Cost of spending on Caresens Diabetes test kits
Thank you for your request dated 16 August 2022 under the Official Information Act 1982
(OIA) for information relating to cost of spend on Caresens Diabetes test kits.
What is the annual cost spent by Pharmac on diabetes finger pricking kits,
testing strips and needles?
Please find the requested data below, based on the annual cost spent by Pharmac on
Caresens Diabetes tests finger pricking kits, testing strips and needles. The data for the FY
2022/2023 has not yet been finalised, so we have provided the data from FY 2021/22.
Table one: Cost of spending on test kits, strips, and needles FY 2021/22
Diabetes diagnostic tools
Cost ($ gross excl GST)
Blood glucose diagnostic test meter
Dual blood glucose and blood ketone diagnostic test meter
Total ($ gross excl GST)
Please note you have the right, by way of complaint under section 28(3) of the OIA to an
Ombudsman, to seek an investigation and review of our decision.
We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more
freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on
our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.
Nāku noa, nā
Manager, Policy and Government Services
OIA reference; Objective ID