In Canada, because the insulin pump is a "choice" that you don't necessarily need as you can rely on syringe injections, it is rarely covered by health care. Due to this the government of Canada gives out grants that help to subsidize the costs of the pump. In order to qualify you have to attend classes on the pump regardless of how long you have had it as well as make constant check-ins with a diabetes clinic. I have found this process to be extremely tedious and, well, annoying. A health care professional once told me that it is easier to get into the methadone program than to receive insulin pump funding.
Has anyone else had to jump through these hoops in order to receive funding?
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