Bring Diabetic Insulin Pump Coverage to ALL Canadian Provinces for ALL ages!

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Please support my petition for national medical coverage for Insulin Pump Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes of ALL ages.

About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. People with type 1 diabetes are dependent on daily insulin injections for their survival. 

Over time, Type 1 Diabetes complications can affect major organs in your body, including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Maintaining a normal blood sugar level can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications.

Diabetes complications can lead to lessor quality of life or are even be life-threatening. Without access to an insulin pump this greatly increases the odds of complications.

Persons with Type 1 Diabetes are often not insurable by private drug companies and many provinces do not offer provincial coverage for an Insulin pumps or related supplies for adults. This makes owning a life sustaining medical device complicated and simply out of reach for many Canadians in provinces with age restrictions for coverage.

The right to insulin pump provincial coverage should be available in all provinces to persons of all ages.

Having accessibility to receive insulin therapy is critical for management of Type 1 diabetes in most cases and often require pump therapy to avoid the high risk of complications from the disease.  

800,000 People in Canada have Type 1 diabetes, many of which live in provinces without government financial coverage for adults with Type 1 Diabetes. 

The price for medical supplies is $300-$1000 per month for out of pocket medical expenses for a type 1 diabetic thatbis over thebage if 17-24 in most provinces with an age criteria for medical coverage for Insulin Pump therapy. 

My name is Allison Myers. I am a type 1 Diabetic for 21 years and currently I reside in Quebec, Canada. I am 33 years old and have been living with Diabetes for 2/3 of my life. 

The link below shows a news article by CTV in Manatoba about the same subject:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/diabetic-fighting-for-manitoba-to-drop-age-restriction-on-insulin-pump-coverage-1.2728988

Thank you for taking the time to read my petition. I'm hoping to be a voice for the thousands of people that can relate.

Yours truly, Allison Myers- Montreal, Canada



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