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Off to Victoria coming Tuesday , return Wed eve. Canadian Diabetes Ass'n Advocates meeting with the BC Government and Opposition on Wednesday : ASK for Expanded Insulin Pump coverage in BC .
Has anyone else heard that Sanofi Aventis might be discontinuing their compassionate care program?
We might be in for a show tonight!! A super moon at its biggest just after sunset (Apogee moon)!
Personally, I think its disgusting that people who choose to use illegal drugs for recreational purposes can get free syringes, but that diabetics and others who need syringes for a medical purpose have to pay for them and if they can't afford them, must reuse and risk infections.
There is something terrible wrong and broken in our society.
I don't know about cost effective management but I can comment in regards to assistance to pump users.
Additional assistance is provided to pump users for the purchase of the pump due to the high cost of the pump itself and the idea that long term it is a cost savings.
The cost savings is the fact that the long term health effects of diabetes is reduced, thus reducing what the government will have to pay for health costs.
Pump users still have to cover the costs of medicine and supplies (which is higher on the pump).
In BC this question gets asked alot due to different "conditions" getting different coverage. For example, if I am a drug addict I can get free syringes, but I have to pay for syringes for diabetes. Under 18 gets pump coverage but over 18 doesn't.....
im aware my province (Ontario) is covering costs for the pump and its supplies, ive never used a pump and use syringes with novorapid and lantis while testing with an accucheck compact...ive done this for years while under parents insurance then group benifits. ive recently switched employers and my insurance coverage is coming to an end.
what is the most cost effective way of managing type 1 diabetes in southern ontario without the use of a pump? (trillium, private insurance, cheaper insulin, a mix of the these?)
Why is assistance provided to pump users and not syringe users? (am i wrong in this?)
any help is serioulsly appreciated right now...
So I called one touch after seeing mu diabetic educational nurse and told them i was told that one touch would send me a free interface cable and was easy as that i should have it by next Thursday :)
Nel, MountainCat, and anyone else interested in the Insulinx meter, I have started a group for the Insulinx meter, so we can share info in ONE place. You can join this group at http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/freestyle-insulinx-glucometer
The moderators have to approve the new group, so please try again tomorrow if the link doesn't work today! See you there!
does anyone know where or how to get a Cheap/free Onetouch usb interface cable?? please help
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