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Tax Time Reminder : Registered Disability Saving Plan

A heads up around Tax time regarding the Registered Disability Savings Plan for those living with type 1 diabetes and qualify for the Disab…

Started by nel

0 Feb 21

BC: Funding Pumps for All ages will save the system $5.3 MILLION/YR by 2032 (please sign this petition)

I have started a petition to gain more support in BC to have PharmaCare expand its pump program to include diabetics of all ages, not just…

Started by BJ

39 Feb 21
Reply by nel

Are glucose sensors covered by any individually purchased plans?

I live in Ontario and I have been paying out of pocket for a year now for all of my CGM supplies. I have the Ontario drug plan Trillium and…

Started by Michelle Powley

38 Feb 6
Reply by nel

T 1 Kids in schools and the good news in BC

Setting the course for Kids in other Provinces and Territories ...Parents and those imvolved with diabetes advocacy and training !!

Started by nel

15 Jan 6
Reply by nel

contour next link Canada

so i just got a call from Bayer after i called them a couple of days ago asking when the contour next link will be in Canada. according to…

Started by Steve Lancaster

41 Jan 2
Reply by Loke

Anyone from Montreal?

Hi! I was wondering if there is anyone from Montreal and if you know of any Diabetes support groups? Thx!

Started by B

10 Dec 24, 2014
Reply by nel

ADP not fully covering supplies

It's been over five years and the Ontario government is still giving us a grant of $2,400 per year when Omni supplies are way over that! No…

Started by ronnie

3 Nov 10, 2014
Reply by amanadana

dexcom rep in eastern canada

I've been using the medtronic cgms 24/7 for the past 4 years and it's wearing out and not recharging very I thought it would be a g…

Started by xerox2k2

2 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by Brian J

Insurance ... Ugh. Is it ever easy?

I have been communicating with insurance and two companies for the insulin pump and cgm that I want. It has been over two months since my 1…

Started by Sheepdogs

5 Oct 4, 2014
Reply by nel

Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.

Children and adults with type 1 diabetes MAY qualify for a Federal and Provincial Disability Tax credit. I could not find a discussion on t…

Started by nel

289 Sep 24, 2014
Reply by nel




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