Get insulin pumps covered for everyone in NL

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The government is changing the insulin pump program for all ages, but if you have already aged out at 25, they won’t be covering those in need of a insulin pump. Here is what the government has to say.

Government is changing the age restrictions on the insulin pump program, which previously limited the program to people 25 or younger.

Anyone coming into the program will now be covered, Health Minister John Haggie said.

"They will not age out."

However, that only applies to new people coming under the program's umbrella.

For anyone who has already aged out, Haggie said they have already entered a different management program.

Whether the province's insulin pump rules can be expanded in future to include those already aged out remains to be seen, and rely on the province returning to surplus, he said.