Access to Provincial Insulin Pump Program Expanded
The Provincial Government has expanded access to the provincial Insulin Pump Program.
The program covers the cost of basic insulin pumps and supplies for qualifying individuals who have Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Pumps may be used instead of insulin injections to continuously deliver insulin that helps control an individual’s blood sugar.
With the program expansion, full coverage is now available to children and youth up to 18 years old as well as individuals already in the program who are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.
As of January 18, 2021, new, medically eligible clients entering the program, who are 18 years of age and older, will be financially assessed using an Income Test to determine if there will be any client contribution. Income testing is widely used in this province, as well as in other Canadian jurisdictions, and includes a financial hardship policy.