JDRF is excited to launch #AccessForAll, a new campaign to demand affordable and accessible coverage for everyone living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). And we’re kicking it off with our fight for coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and Flash Glucose Monitors (FGM). #AccessForAll will increase public and private coverage for these advanced glucose monitoring technologies. Our aim is to reduce the out-of-pocket costs for these technologies to make them affordable for Canadians with T1D.
When it comes to managing T1D, the two most important aspects of diabetes care are the administration of insulin (by pump or multiple daily injections) and maintaining a constant and accurate measurement of blood sugar. CGM and FGM significantly improve the ability of those with type 1 to maintain a constant and accurate measurement of blood sugar, regardless of whether insulin is delivered via an insulin pump or multiple daily injections.
Please meet, call or write your provincial representative and urge them to support reimbursement for these technologies. If you or someone you love lives with T1D, feel free to add some personal details. Your story will help them understand just how valuable these technologies can be in helping to manage T1D.
Contact your provincial representative today!