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Loke replied to nel's discussion 'Disability tax credit for persons with diabetes.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"There is no reason why your family doctor can't do it. Ours did. We didn't bother asking the endo as we only see them once every few months and with the family doctor you can usually just drop off the paperwork. Here in BC the doctors…"
Mar 11
Loke replied to Michelle Powley's discussion 'Are glucose sensors covered by any individually purchased plans?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I have not heard of any that covered it. Most people I have talked to say government and private medical don't cover it as it is not considered a medically necessary device by these organizations. Yes, I know the argument that it is necessary…"
Feb 3
Loke replied to Khatch's discussion 'Eye exams' in the group Canada Diabetes
"BC Med changed on this a few years ago. You have to have lived in the Province for a period of time, 6 months I think, to apply for BC Med. Most large eyeglass places will do a basic exam for free. They are assuming you will buy glasses from them so…"
Jan 30
Loke replied to pastrygurl's discussion 'Spring Universal Infusion Sets?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I have never used the set or the website but I did research these websites before and can share that information. The websites like this are cheaper because they take unusable but good items from pharmacies. For example, a box of infusion sets is…"
Aug 20, 2013
Loke replied to Theo Pella's discussion 'What sort of Type 1 Camps are there in BC?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"You are looking for Camp Kakhamela. There are two camps offered. A family camp and an overnight camp that the child attends without family. http://www.dcamps.ca/camp/camp-kakhamela-sunshine-coast We attended two years ago and my kids enjoyed it (9…"
Jun 10, 2013
Loke replied to CoffeeAddict's discussion 'Newly Diagnosed, Insulin pump?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Wide open question. 1) Most T1's are good candidates. 2) Cons - Expensive. $4K + to get started. Go through test strips and lancets faster. More work. Setting up the pump, etc... Equipment you have to wear 24x7. 3) Pros - better control. No…"
May 30, 2013
Loke replied to denipink's discussion 'Gluten Free' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Smelt is a really fatty, oily fish that only some Indians in BC eat. There was a guy a few years back who went north and lived on a diet of smelt for a year. Said that by the end of the year he had excellent blood sugar, cut out his meds and was…"
May 22, 2013
Loke replied to denipink's discussion 'Gluten Free' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I, of course, am not an expert but based on what I have been told and experienced the parent about diabetics performing better on a gluten free diet is a bit of misinformation. If you go gluten free then you will be cutting a lot of high sugar foods…"
May 21, 2013
Loke replied to denipink's discussion 'Gluten Free' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I, of course, am not an expert but based on what I have been told and experienced the parent about diabetics performing better on a gluten free diet is a bit of misinformation. If you go gluten free then you will be cutting a lot of high sugar foods…"
May 21, 2013
Loke replied to Alicia's discussion 'Insulin needing an Rx?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"According to this website; http://library.bcpharmacists.org/D-Legislation_Standards/D-4_Drug_Distribution/5012-Drug_Schedules_Regulation.pdf Human insulin is a class 2 drug and can be sold without a prescription in BC. Prescription coverage, etc...…"
May 1, 2013
Loke replied to Alicia's discussion 'CGM and Pump for type 2 in canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"As far as I am aware no province covers CGM and neither do most medical plans. Basic reasons are that they are expensive and according to a large number of doctors not necessary. Don't forget that you also need a pump that is compatible with…"
Apr 19, 2013
Loke commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Canada Diabetes'
"Just saw a news article that the plan to ban all loyalty points in pharmacies in BC has been postponed; http://www.surreyleader.com/news/195460961.html Looks like the they got enough pressure to rethink it."
Mar 5, 2013
Loke replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I just talked to Medtronic a couple of weeks ago in regards to this. Had a broken meter and needed a replacement. According to Medtronic the Link products are only available for purchase through them and cannot be purchased through a pharmacy. A…"
Mar 1, 2013
Loke replied to Bram's discussion 'Canadian Healthcare for the American' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Kind of an open ended question. Your blog has several points that need to be corrected. - Extended health care - Premiums are dependent on company and plan. Your company negotiates with the EHC provider and based on an average and the requirements…"
Feb 6, 2013
Loke replied to Bram's discussion 'Moving to Canada from USA' in the group Canada Diabetes
"A couple of different conversations here and you should be aware of some of what you are getting into. 1) It is very easy to get an insulin pump in BC. You just need to call the vendor and pay the money. However, Canada runs about a year or more…"
Dec 24, 2012
Loke replied to Loke's discussion 'Vancouver Area - New Bridge - Free Pass' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I have talked to Treo and there is not a pass for parents of a person with a disability. However, they said that they have received many calls in regards to this and will be reviewing the policy because of this."
Dec 2, 2012

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Date diagnosed
August 25, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic

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At 10:49am on June 15, 2012, nel said…

Loke , how did the Telus Walk turn out in your part of BC and for your family in particular ??

At 3:34am on May 18, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Loke. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:16am on February 20, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Loke- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
 
 
 

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