Diabetes 360° recommends that every Canadian with diabetes have access to the medications, devices and supplies they need to protect their health. This includes advanced glucose monitoring systems.

It’s Time For Our Governments To Act!

Advanced glucose monitoring devices can improve the health and safety of many people with diabetes. But coverage for these devices is insufficient across Canada. Send a letter today calling on your provincial government to provide coverage for Flash and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices and give many people with diabetes the opportunity to live safer, longer lives.

Advanced glucose monitoring devices can be life-changing — and life-saving — for many people with diabetes. While checking blood sugar at a given point in time with a test strip remains enough for some, for others it’s not. For those who struggle with stabilizing their blood sugar or require more consistent monitoring, Flash and CGM devices can help prevent a life-threatening emergency as well as help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of long-term diabetes-related complications. 

Unfortunately, coverage of these devices is insufficient across Canada. While Flash and CGM devices are covered by many private health insurance plans, public funding for these life-saving devices is limited. 

We need our provincial governments to act now. Public coverage of these devices can improve the health, safety and quality of life of many people with diabetes and reduce health-care costs.  Flash and CGM devices can help reduce emergency rooms visits and long-term diabetes-related complications requiring hospitalization and other costly treatments.  

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Every
24h

20+

Canadians die of diabetes-related complications every day.
That's over 7,200 Canadians a year
Every
24h

620

Canadians are diagnosed with this devastating disease every day.
That's over 226,000 Canadians a year
Every
24h

$79M

is spent by our health-care system treating diabetes every day.
That's over $29 billion spent a year
Every
24h

80%

of these costs are to treat diabetes-related complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation.
Let's do something about it
By enabling people to manage their diabetes well today, we can save lives while reducing short- and long-term health-care costs.
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Join tens of thousands of Canadians and send a letter to your representatives today!

Diabetes is a complex condition requiring proper tools, ongoing education and support to manage effectively. Flash and CGM devices can help prevent a life-threatening emergency and  reduce the risk of developing long-term diabetes-related complications. We need our provincial governments to act! Send a letter today calling on your government to provide coverage for Flash and CGM devices so people with diabetes who will benefit can live safer, longer lives. Use the form below to send your letter now!