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diabetes

2 petitions

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Petition to Hon. Jane Philpott, Hon. Jim Reiter Minister, Hon. Adrian Dix, Hon. Sarah Hoffman, Hon. Kelvin Goertzen, Hon. Eric Hoskins, Hon. John Haggie, Hon. Victor Boudreau, Hon. Leo Glavine, Hon. Robert Henderson, Hon. Gaétan Barrette

Provincial Health Ministries Canada Needs CGM's for all People with Diabetes.

Diabetes is a full time job for all people with diabetes and we never get to have a holiday or get to retire from this full time job. Any help for the many people who have this disease with new technology that can save there life should be covered for all. People with diabetes must poke there finger before and after meals to give them some idea of where there blood sugar levels are at. But it never really tells you very accurately and only calculates an average glucose level. Making it hard to tell exactly how good your control really is. Some people with onset diabetes have a hard time detecting when there blood sugar level is dropping and can result in unconsciousness and even death if not treated immediately, New Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems will prevent all of this. Alarms can be set to let a diabetic know in advance when there sugar level is dropping or getting to high, allowing person with diabetes to treat themselves before having to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance. This technology needs to be covered for all people with diabetes. It would reduce costly hospital visits and give many a sense of confidence they never had before. And a helping hand in the continuous battle with this horrible disease. It is very essential that this be covered for all people with diabetes. The cost of a G4 or G5 CGM system is well over 5000 dollars a year to operate and is far to expensive for many people with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes to afford monthly with transmitters, sensors and the receiver. We need this for much better control and it should not be something someone with diabetes should not have to burden just for a better life. Le diabète est un travail à temps plein pour toutes les personnes atteintes de diabète et nous n'avons jamais l'occasion de prendre des vacances ou de prendre notre retraite à temps plein. Toute aide pour les nombreuses personnes qui ont cette maladie avec une nouvelle technologie qui peut sauver leur vie devrait être couverte pour tous. Les personnes atteintes de diabète doivent piquer leur doigt avant et après les repas pour leur donner une idée de l'endroit où se trouvent les niveaux de sucre dans le sang. Mais il ne vous dit jamais très précisément et calcule seulement un niveau de glucose moyen. Rendre difficile de dire exactement à quel point votre contrôle est vraiment. Certaines personnes atteintes de diabète débutant ont de la difficulté à détecter la baisse du taux de sucre dans le sang et peuvent perdre conscience et même mourir si elles ne sont pas traitées immédiatement. Les nouveaux systèmes de surveillance continue du glucose préviendront tout cela. Les alarmes peuvent être réglées pour permettre au diabétique de savoir à l'avance quand il y a une baisse ou une élévation du niveau de sucre, ce qui permet à une personne atteinte de diabète de se soigner avant d'être transportée à l'hôpital en ambulance. Cette technologie doit être couverte pour toutes les personnes atteintes de diabète. Cela réduirait les visites coûteuses à l'hôpital et donnerait à beaucoup de gens un sentiment de confiance qu'ils n'avaient jamais eu auparavant. Et un coup de main dans la bataille continue avec cette horrible maladie. Il est très important que cela soit couvert pour toutes les personnes atteintes de diabète. Le coût d'un système SGC G4 ou G5 est bien au-dessus de 5000 dollars par an pour fonctionner et est loin d'être cher pour de nombreuses personnes diabétiques ou parents d'enfants diabétiques à payer mensuellement avec des transmetteurs, des capteurs et le récepteur. Nous avons besoin de cela pour un meilleur contrôle et ce ne devrait pas être quelque chose que quelqu'un avec le diabète ne devrait pas avoir à charge seulement pour une vie meilleure.

Kevin Mathison
6,426 supporters
This petition won 5 years ago

Petition to Dave Wilson, Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Leonard Preyra, Gary Ramey, Michelle Raymond, Brian Skabar, Maurice Smith, Graham Steele, Mat Whynott, Lenora Zann, PC Party, Stephen McNeil, Howard Epstein, Sid Prest, Trevor Zinck, Percy Paris, Jamie Baillie, Charlie Parker, Jim Morton, Sterling Belliveau, Pam Birdsall, Jim Boudreau, Gary Burrill, Vicki Conrad, Frank Corbett, Darrell Dexter, Bill Estabrooks, Gordie Gosse, Ramona Jennex, Becky Kent, Ross Landry, Maureen MacDonald, John MacDonell, Clarrie MacKinnon, Marilyn More, Kevin McNamara

Nova Scotia Legislature: Fund insulin pumps for children

Many families would have difficulty covering the $6500-$9000 cost of a pump for their child. Diabetes is considered a pre-exisitng condition thus in many cases does not qualify for medical insurance. Nova Scotia is one of 2 provinces not to cover these pumps in some form. It's time for us to catch up with the rest of the country. Nova Scotians can't always be the ones lagging behind. It is time! Insulin Pump Coverage for children in Nova Scotia has had many years of discussion. Put aside party affiliations and loyalties and think about why you got involved in politics. As intelligent and compassionate elected members of Nova Scotia please hear this message: Insulin pumps should be covered in Nova Scotia! As taxpayers and voters we understand that a budget has to be balanced. However, is there anything more important than the health and well being of our children? With hard work and determination funds could be found. This is an important issue that has been left on the backburner long enough. It is time. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association research shows that: In the first year of implementation, the net financial cost to Nova Scotia is projected to be approximately $650,000. The net financial savings is projected to grow each year, reaching approximately $1.4 million by 2032.Coverage for children in Nova Scotia needs to and WILL take place. Will you choose to be a part of the success, especially those of you that are not re-offering for another term? What a legacy you could leave, being a part of something so vital. Alone we can do so little, together we can make a change. Health and good wishes to all party members. Now you know what the people want, begin the process of covering insulin pumps for children in our province. It is time.

Tammy MacLaren
5,834 supporters