People in B.C. will have coverage of insulin pumps for Type 1 diabetes, regardless of age, following up on the initial announcement, starting Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
With this change, a financial weight has been lifted from the shoulders of students and young adults who would otherwise have to lose their insulin pump, something that may have been a part of their lives since they were children. 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 choice between purchasing this device for their health, or foregoing it, due to cost.
In case its not clear:
B.C. = The Province of British Columbia in Canada. B.C. is Canada’s 3rd most populous province with a population of 4.6 million people.
It’s official: No age restrictions on insulin pumps: