Self advocates with disabilities that have diabetes this news might affect you help on way
Victoria Tuesday, November 7, 2023 3:30 PM
Diabetes inhibits the production or management of insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Poorly controlled insulin can result in damage to organs, blood vessels and nerves. Approximately 11 million people in Canada are affected by diabetes.
BC PharmaCare started providing coverage of CGMs in June 2021 with coverage of Dexcom G6. In August 2023, the Province expanded coverage to include the FreeStyle Libre 2 flash glucose monitor (FGM). Coverage is now available for three glucose monitors.
PharmaCare continues to improve access to medical devices and drugs that people need. In January 2019, B.C. made a $105-million investment over three years to reduce and/or eliminate Fair PharmaCare deductibles and co-payments for people with lower incomes in B.C.
For more information about PharmaCare’s coverage of diabetes supplies, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/pharmacare-for-bc-residents/what-we-cover/medical-supplies-coverage/diabetes-supplies
For information about Dexcom G6, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0113-001142
For information about FreeStyle Libre 2, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023HLTH0105-001250