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Loke replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"This is actually funny as this is the biggest argument I used to have with my insurance company. The handbook stated that meters are covered and that's it. I would have to call them to see what else is covered and they would read me the manual.…"
Friday
Loke replied to Joyful Fish's discussion 'Move to Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"In BC, a box of test strips is about $75 per 100. Lancet's about $10 per 100. Insulin is somewhere around $30 per vial. Infusion sets are around $200 per box. This all depends on brand, pharmacy, etc... but you should be able to work out a…"
Jul 9
Loke replied to Joyful Fish's discussion 'Move to Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I hope you and your daughter both have Canadian citizenship. If either one doesn't you should note that residency can be denied due to existing health conditions. I have many relatives in Cali area. Some have dual citizenship, some let go the…"
Jul 8
Loke replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Wow. That was fast. Haven't received ours yet."
Jun 30
Loke replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"You are welcome. My wife ordered it today and went through the same spiel. However, she was told 3 bus. days by CP for gvrd."
Jun 26
Loke replied to Steve Lancaster's discussion 'contour next link Canada' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Call 1-800-268-7200 for Bayer Canada. They told me that the upgrade would be free. Just had to supply the serial and model numbers for the pump and current meter. Watch out for your insurance cover though. The website…"
Jun 23
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

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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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