"Trillium Drug Benefit will cover Insulin and Test Strip (3000 a year), but it takes into account household income, not just his and there are quarterly deductibles. CDA covers lancets on a reimbursement program. ADP has a benefit for people with…"
"This is the website with training video and should give you the information you need. Not sure where you are, but I know I can get them in Canada and they are available in the US. http://www.i-port.com/i-port-advance.html"
"The insertion needle is a couple mm longer than the canula. You cannot use more than one insulin in the I-Port, doesn't matter how long apart you inject. Only 1 medication per I-Port. Can't answer you other questions, call the…"
"ODSP should pay for all supplies ordered by your Endo. I get infusion sets, reservoirs, sensors and batteries covered. I pay for alcohol wipes out of pocket only because I forgot to include them on the ODSP form. My lancets are reimbursed by CDA,…"
"Wow, that is awesome. Do you know what the cost is for self-pay? I find my Medtronic CGM is sporadic with accuracy and I am very interested in the Dexcom. Is there a website for Dexcom in Canada, can't seem to find anything on Animas Canada."
"Contact your local Diabetes Education Centre, maybe they will take stuff for patients who don't have insurance for their supplies. Also, look for churches that do missionary work in other countries, often they will take medical…"
"Wow, I've never heard something so absurd. I recently had a student doctor comment on my use of a insulin pump as 'ridiculous'. He wasn't even treating me, he just glanced at my chart while another student was reviewing it.…"
"I have one, it's by RoadID, and I love it. I've already had 2 people in the medical field comment on it and like that it has lots of info. I use an insulin pump, so to me wearing a medical alert ID is really important. I wouldn't want…"
"I have provincial benefits and get 300 test strips a month. My Endo will kick up a fuss if it becomes an issue and I only get 240! I don't test 10 times everyday, but usually 8, and that doesn't include testing for highs, lows or driving."
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The aquapac may work for you. Search around this site and I found a picture of a girl jumping into a pool with it. The pros are that you will not have to disconnect and you can monitor your pump through the see through plastic and the aquapac is well made and constant connection to CGM. Cons are it is a bit awkward or bulky, I felt odd wearing it, some claim decreased basal rates (I never noticed it) and if the clip moves then you may get water in the aquapac. I like my aquapac for activities like canoeing.
My understanding is still a bit different and hope I got this correct ???..it is the basal rate( s ) ( 24 hours ) , pages 56 , 57 in the Veo User Guide / which can be set in decimals for instance my 12 am rate is : 0.5500 , another example 5 am : 0.625...basal rates can be incremented by 0.025 .Could this be what Endo is referring to ???? Pumping and basal rates ...one of the secrets to our struggles :) ...
ah, ha ...maybe I misunderstood the lingo ?? for example : a carb ratio 1:22 ..no decimals ,i unit of insulin for 22 grams of carbohydrates ...with the bolus wizard ( MM ...only the Veo model av. in Canada presently ) equals `1.1 unit ...this is where the decimal comes in ...for most of us very useful as you have too indicated !
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