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I forgot to mention that it was announced on World Diabetes Day that the Canadian Government will be supplying Insulin pumps free to the Diabetic Children in the Province of British Columbia(BC).
Insulin pumps have already been supplied in the Provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan. Later the BC Adult Diabetics will be next to receive their pumps most likely.

globeandmail.com: B.C. to cover costs of insulin pumps for diabetic children
 

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Great news Terrie ,we're trying to get the government of quebec to do the same thing .It should be all over the country .Bye Ricky
 

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That's Great to hear Ricky. :) You People keep at them and they will have to agree. They normally give them to the Kids first and then the Adults usually about a year later. Good Luck!!
 

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Pumps here!!!!

Aww, Whares my pump, I want one LOL. :D :rolleyes:
However from a more local place like Melbourne Australia (Where I am!!!) I have been told that there is some talk about getting pumps here. :eek: and that's a surprise as they cost $8,500.00 here in Australia and that's with no insurance!!! :eek: I am beginning to think that I am in the right country. Gee I hope this is the case. :D:D
 

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This is wonderful news.... I am still waiting on insurance through my new job-- Once I get it (90 days) I for sure will be getting a pump. With my new job I just think that it will make it easier for me to regulate and to control things a bit better.
 

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Hey Peter! That would Rock if your Government got that ball rolling. It is in the Best interest of the country to give Australian Citizens free pumps. It would usually cost the country much less money in the long run, as you know.

I hope that Diabetics are e-mailing their Gov. a lot to pressure them into handing out the pumps. As far as I've heard the Government gets a deal on the pumps and accessories when they are bought in bulk like that. Good Luck to you Peter.
 

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Terrie, I have just read this thread for the first time. That is wonderful news! Will you coose to pump if it will be available and free to you? I hope you do.

Richard
 

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Hey Peter! That would Rock if your Government got that ball rolling. It is in the Best interest of the country to give Australian Citizens free pumps. It would usually cost the country much less money in the long run, as you know.
Yes Terrie indeed it would, Sigh.... I can just see myself in a food mall and bolusing on some nice Chinese. :D:p

I hope that Diabetics are e-mailing their Gov. a lot to pressure them into handing out the pumps. As far as I've heard the Government gets a deal on the pumps and accessories when they are bought in bulk like that. Good Luck to you Peter.
Yes, I will see if our new government will support this and see if the JDRF has this and the flow on effect to adults too. :)
 

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HA! You must be sooo excited Meg. I'm Glad that you will be able to get yourself one soon. Free is Good. Will it be 100% covered Meg?
 

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Hi Richard: :)

This thread is about the Kids in the Province of British Columbia (BC) getting their free pumps. I live in the Province of Ontario. The Kids here all got their free pumps in 2006 and the first batch of Adults in Sept/08.

I did mention it to my Endo because many on the net were bugging me to get a pump, just because. The Pump Instructor set me up for an appointment in October, which I cancelled and re-scheduled for Dec. 18th which I had to cancel since my Hubby's surgery was also scheduled for that day. She was going to give me Jan 7/09 but I took January 29/09 instead.

As you may have noticed Richard, I'm really not keen on getting a pump for myself. They have been available to me 100% free through my Hubby's work Insurance for the past 4 years. One of his Friend's got one and is Happy with it but he was way out of control and also a newly dxd. Diabetic. He went through DKA many times. Finally after his last DKA hospital adventure, his Endo mentioned the pump to him.

I have noticed through the years, many People on the net have tried the pump and got worse numbers or no difference, didn't like being attached and hated pumping for different reasons and returned to the syringe or pens. Not everyone needs or want a pump. I will probably attend the appointment with the Pump Instructor for the opportunity to learn close-up about pumping. It should be interesting. Although I don't like fusing with gadgets, maybe I'll end up pumping. :eek: But my Hubby's work would pay for it not the Government since we have the coverage. Thank you for Caring Richard. :eek: :)
 

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I am pretty sure it will be 100% covered along with 100% coverage of supplies after a co-pay for prescriptions.. which I think it like $10.00 or $15.00 not bad compared to what they do cost! I am excited!! My endo. thinks that my c-peptide being low so early on in my diagnosis means that either I had it for longer than I thought or I am going downhill faster than what the typical diabetic does. Either way I know a pump will be the best answer to the question that may NEVER get an answer-- if that makes sense !! :confused::confused:
 

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I keep on forgetting that some people need to pay for their insulin pumps :( In Belgium, insurance covers for the pump. The only thing we have to pay for ourselves, is the pump pockets.

Do all these children want a pump? Over here, many parents still are not convinced of the benefits of pumping. Same for grown ups that would do better pumping.

Great initiative!
 
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