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    As i am incontinent due to nerve damage due to diabetis,and i have been putting off going to see my doctor about the situation, i finaly plucked up the currage to go and see him about it.

    He referd me to the continance nurse,after doing some tests on me the nhs will be supplying me with any amount of nappies that i will require,so at least that will save a few pounds,as it was costing me a fortune to buy them.

    The only downside is that it will be at least two weeks before they can supply my first load,but ithink i can manage to live with that.

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    Wow, that's great! Glad you managed to get some help on your incontinence issue.

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    Well done! First you went to seek help. Second you mention a continence nurse. Trust me - she will become a good friend. I wish you the very best!

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    wow i never though about nerve damage as a possible cause. I'm also diabetic (insulin dependent) and i swear every hour at the very least i will need to go, longest Ive been able to hold it was a little over 2 and it was a close call.
    Ive always assumed that it was just a problem caused by fluctuating sugar levels and never talked to my doc about it. I think I will make an appointment for soon to at least talk to them about it as its become a nightly problem. out of curiosity what did the test entail even though i am diabetic I really still have a bit of a fear of other people poking me with any kind of needle, sad i know lol

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    huh, this is probably the only time in ADISC's history that people have responded well to someone trying to get insurance to cover diapers. Then again, this is probably the only time someone's posted with a legitimate NEED for insurance to cover diapers. Good for you! I hope you end up with decent diapers and not some crappy generic brand with no leak guards and poor absorption. But either way, diapers are diapers, I suppose, and who can turn them down when they're free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    huh, this is probably the only time in ADISC's history that people have responded well to someone trying to get insurance to cover diapers.
    Well we're talking the NHS, here, rather than some US medical insurance company. Medical insurers tend to do whatever they can to avoid having to actually pay out at all, whereas the NHS is very good and, many would argue, in fact give stuff out *too* easily (I have, in the past, been prescribed - on a free prescription, since I was in Wales at the time - ibuprofen which I could've bought off-the-shelf in any supermarket).

    Also, European diapers tend to be a lot better than US ones for similar reasons. US insurers want cheap crap so that they can pass profits onto shareholders instead of customers, while European countries' socialist healthcare systems are happier to spend more money on decent quality products.

    You guys have no idea what you're missing... (Not that I want to turn this thread into a US-vs-Europe healthcare debate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    huh, this is probably the only time in ADISC's history that people have responded well to someone trying to get insurance to cover diapers. Then again, this is probably the only time someone's posted with a legitimate NEED for insurance to cover diapers. Good for you! I hope you end up with decent diapers and not some crappy generic brand with no leak guards and poor absorption. But either way, diapers are diapers, I suppose, and who can turn them down when they're free?
    Not to go off topic but I have nighttime incon and I get my diapers from the NHS. I get tena slip and they are fine.

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    My ex used to do this. He wasn't actually incontinent either. I will warn you, anyone thinking of repeating his experiences, he did have one rather painful penis exam that he would like to forget.

    The probelm with getting your diapers from the NHS is you can be landed with any type because they use so many different suppliers. We moved house half way through scamming the NHS :P. The supplier changed for the better. Before we were recieving Tena Flexes which were aweful, so aweful infact I still have some lying about two years later. But we started recieving contifits which are like slightly cheaper versions of Abri-forms, which were awesome!

    In the end it's pot luck. And really what it boils down to is: 1. Whether or not you have ther guts to see it through. 2. Whether you mind having a tube stuck down your urethra.

    I've since split with the guy, and I haven't been particularly compelled to go and register myself as incontinent :P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca View Post
    My ex used to do this. He wasn't actually incontinent either. I will warn you, anyone thinking of repeating his experiences, he did have one rather painful penis exam that he would like to forget.
    That's awful! It serves him right! I have government coverage, but I am willing to undergo any test that might cure or lesson my problem.
    I am glad the OP was able to get coverage as I know how expensive this is! Way to go on seeking medical help! It's a tough step!

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