Insulin pump programs expands in N.B. on April 1st

The provincial government is investing $300,000 to expand the insulin pump program.

The change on April 1st means coverage that currently assists parents of children 18-years-old or younger will include young adults up to 25-years-old.

Jake Reid, senior leader of government relations with Diabetes Canada, says this is welcome news for many New Brunswickers.

He says this commitment is an important move towards what they hope will be a program to make insulin pumps available to all those with type 1 diabetes who are medically eligible.

The province says applications will be assessed to determine the applicant’s contribution based upon their income, with the remainder of the cost being covered by the provincial government.