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Anyone from Montreal?

Started by B. Last reply by FatCatAnna yesterday. 7 Replies

ADP not fully covering supplies

Started by ronnie. Last reply by amanadana Nov 10. 3 Replies

dexcom rep in eastern canada

Started by xerox2k2. Last reply by Brian J Oct 4. 2 Replies

Dexcom G4 Coverage in Canada

Started by RachelMK. Last reply by Parents of a 6 yr old Type 1 Sep 19. 2 Replies

NovoPen Echo??

Started by nick. Last reply by Brent Aug 13. 1 Reply

Medditronic pump in canada

Started by sandy. Last reply by xerox2k2 Aug 12. 3 Replies

Endo in the Gta East

Started by photomkr. Last reply by Nyxks Jul 20. 5 Replies

Move to Canada

Started by Joyful Fish. Last reply by Nyxks Jul 20. 11 Replies

contour next link Canada

Started by Steve Lancaster. Last reply by Loke Jul 18. 39 Replies

Moving to Canada...??

Started by Meghan. Last reply by Joyful Fish Jul 8. 26 Replies

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Comment by Jeff on April 12, 2012 at 5:47pm

does anyone know where or how to get a Cheap/free Onetouch usb interface cable?? please help

Comment by Adjoa on April 12, 2012 at 11:37am

Great news BJ thanks for sharing. Now let keep the pressure on BC government.

Comment by BJ on April 12, 2012 at 11:22am

I got an email just a few moments ago stating that ALL Albertans with Type 1 will receive INSULIN PUMP FUNDING!!!!! YAY for Alberta!!​contentx/dpNews/​launch.cfm?itemid=2477&r=10187

I am so excited for Albeta. I will continue my fight with the BC government to do the same (and all governments across Canada!!) but with each Province that commits to a program, it makes it harder and harder for other governments not to see the benefit. :)

This was the exact email:

I am pleased to let you now that, this morning, Alison
Redford announced that a PC government will ensure that all
Albertans who suffer from Type 1 diabetes will receive
cost-free access to insulin pumps. You can read the news
release here:

Thank you for contacting us.

Celine Belanger
Campaign Volunteer, Calgary Elbow

If you are interested, please join my FB group (all provinces are welcome as we're all in this together): Pharmacare for Insulin Pumps for Adults In BC:!/groups/135244159875651/

Comment by DiabeticWarrior on April 12, 2012 at 8:14am

are CGM's and insulin pumps covered by medicare or do we have to assume the full cost?

Comment by nel on April 9, 2012 at 5:33pm

Our CDE Pharmacist very excited about the FreeStyle InsuLinx Glucometer, for those on MDI ( poor man's pump ) ;he attended an information session in Kamloops this past week he showed me " how the meter works " his clients to see CDE staff at the Clinic and discuss carb ratios, correction bolusses etc. etc. to set up insulin pumps " bolus wizard " equivalent .Maybe someone is willing to start a discussion forum , so that updated information does not easily disappear .

Comment by Carol on April 6, 2012 at 7:22am

Jeff, if you use OneTouch Meter, they have what it called, OneTouch Diabetes Management Software. Go to and put software in search box. I believe you can open the manual there too. The hardware, which connects the meter to computer, is free with registeration of meter I believe.

Comment by Jeff on April 5, 2012 at 6:06pm

does anyone know of any downloadable preferably free bg monitoring software?

Comment by Ellfell on April 5, 2012 at 2:22pm
I have been using the InsuLinx for about a month and a half now and I love it. There are a few things that can be improved, but all in all, it's like having the bolus wizard on the pump without having to wear the pump. I would recommend it for anyone who is using MDI.
Comment by SuzP on April 4, 2012 at 2:16pm
Stopped by our pharmacy today. They had the ibgstar free with 100 strips and they had just recieved the freestyle insulinx. So new they didn't know if it was a sample, if there was a free with strips deal, or ....
Hoping to try out the insulinx - the bolts calculator sounds like it could be a great option
Comment by ValerieAnneC on April 4, 2012 at 12:00pm

@Mountaincat I think I got ripped then if they mention it's free! D: I probably didn't look at the right place when I ordered it! Oh well... At least I love it! Haha!
Thanks for the extra info! I was very much of a OneTouch user for most of my diabetic life, I felt bad putting my meter away... Haha! But unless they come up with an iPhone Bg meter like the iBGStar, not sure I'm going to go back!


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