Andrew Weaver welcomes expansion of insulin pump coverage

June 12, 2018


“I welcome government’s announcement today to expand insulin pump coverage for all British Columbians requiring one to manage diabetes, eliminating age restrictions,” said Andrew Weaver, Leader of the B.C. Green Party.

“This technology can be life altering for those who deal with diabetes. I’ve heard stories from a number of constituents, all of whom outlined just how significantly their quality of life improved due to the technology. 

“Insulin pumps are not only an effective tool for patients to manage a very dangerous disease, they’re also a preventative and cost effective measure for our healthcare. This is a forward thinking policy which will lead to better treatment of diabetes for many British Columbians.”

Andrew Weaver called on the previous government in 2017 to eliminate age restrictions and extend coverage for insulin pumps to all British Columbians with type 1 diabetes, not only those under age 25.


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