"Hi meriemly, unfutunate Quebec is one of the provinces that don't cover insuline pumps. The health insurance of the goverment is good, covers the insuline and the strips but not 100% you have to pay some of them. Of course is always the option…"
"I believe the Yukon territory covers pumps ...but I bet it is COOL there .I heard several years ago , if one leaves the Yukon , one has to return the pump . On the other hand a daughter of Saskatchewan friends lives there and she loves it ( does not…"
"And as Barb knows , my continued involvement with the Canadian Diabetes Association ...not only for pumps , also for medications as related to all types of diabetes .More work ahead and will not stop yet.....we need to be heard and be seen ...almost…"
"Thanks for the mention folks!
You are all so right...the disparity between provinces is riddiculous!
Loud voices are the answer but sadly I have seen some provinces that have been very proactive and still nothing.
Juan, there are some people in…"
Let me start by saying I'm so happy to meet a diabetic hubby! I think it's awesome that you're interested in learning more about how to support your wife.
I work for a HR consulting firm, so I see a lot of plans and I work…"
"I live in Edmonton Alberta and I have group insurance through my husbands work for my 4 year old which pays 80% BUT I have also individual Alberta Blue Cross Plan #C (which is one down from the best). They mailed me the contract in writing showing…"
"I probably should have shared more about how it works in Ontario. OHIP does also pay for supplies, and will send a cheque every 3 months ($600). You only need to keep receipts should they ask for them. They will cover a new pump every 5 years,…"
I believe the Yukon territory covers pumps ...but I bet it is COOL there .I heard several years ago , if one leaves the Yukon , one has to return the pump . On the other hand a daughter of Saskatchewan friends lives there and she loves it ( does not have D ) .
be well .
great! I would also recommend joining the Group for Canadians. Click on Groups on the top banner, and you will find it. One of our members here, nel, is a pumper and a senior too, will be carrying the olympic torch soon! we are so proud of her.
Juan , I just happened to come by your page again (because I wasn't sure if I had welcomed you!), and I must tell you that if you leave a comment on your own page, I am not likely to see it. You must click on the words "comment back" under my comment to you. that will take you to my page, where I am sure to see the nice words you have written!
and our wonderful founder, Manny Hernandez, has also created a sister website, estudiabetes, for Spanish speakers, if you'd like to check it out. there is a link to it on the right hand side =====>
Hi, thank you. My wife has been diagnostic diabetes since she was 12, now she is 38 and she is doing well, with some problems about diabetes, but i think the "normal". We are mexicans, and we are living since 1 year and half in Montreal. I find this community excellent, and i am sure that we could find come answers that the doctor and the companies never will tell you, thanks for the welcome and we will keep in touch.
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