Most people know at least one person with diabetes — a great uncle, a young neighbour. The disease is often described as a worldwide epidemic with a growing number of reported cases each year. Despite such incidence, diabetes is still not very well known. And who is not taken aback when they learn that a child or a teenager is diabetic?
If you have diabetes, get help paying for insulin pumps and some diabetes supplies when you qualify for the Assistive Devices Program. Find a family doctor or nurse practitioner. If you have Type 1 diabetes and are not having success with multiple daily injections, we help cover the cost of insulin pumps and supplies used with them e. We do not cover costs to replace a lost pump or supplies or to repair pumps or supplies damaged through misuse or neglect. Use the table below to find a Diabetes Education Program for adults or children using the table below.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition where either your body does not produce enough insulin, or your body cannot use the insulin it produces. Your body needs insulin to change the sugar from food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes:.
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