Age restriction lifted on coverage for insulin pumps

Good news for BC residents with diabetes.  The province has announced it is expanding insulin pump coverage

Up to now, many people over 25 years old, who rely on an insulin pump to manage their chronic disease, have been forced to make the difficult choice between purchasing this device for their health, or foregoing it due to cost.

The BC government is removing the age restriction for insulin pump coverage, effective July 3rd.

BC will become one of only three provinces to cover insulin pumps for people living with diabetes requiring one, regardless of age.

Approximately 485,000 British Columbians live with diabetes.

 

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