Eligible Nova Scotians Reminded About Insulin Pump Program

Health and Wellness

December 29, 2015 10:13 AM


Before he joined the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program, 21-year-old Brian Griffin couldn't leave home without thinking of everything he needed to bring with him.

"The insulin pump gives me freedom in my everyday life," said Mr. Griffin. "It helps me keep track of my sugar levels to better manage my diabetes."

Launched in September 2013, the Insulin Pump Program assists Nova Scotians 25 years of age or younger, who have type 1 diabetes.

"I want to remind Nova Scotians that this program is available and encourage them to apply," said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. "Insulin pumps allow many Nova Scotians the flexibility to lead active and healthy lives, while managing diabetes safely."

The program helps provide funding toward the cost of an insulin pump and the pump supplies. Funding is based on family income and family size, and supports lower income families to ensure they receive the most help through the program.

For eligibility criteria, more details and how to apply, visit http://novascotia.ca/dhw/nsipp.



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     The province is reminding Nova Scotians about a program

designed to support people age 25 or younger, who have type 1

diabetes.

     Launched in 2013, the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program

helps provide funding toward the cost of an insulin pump and the

pump supplies.

     Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says Nova Scotians

who are eligible for the program should sign up. He says insulin

pumps allow flexibility to lead active and healthy lives, while

managing diabetes safely.

     For more information visit the program website at Nova

Scotia dot C-A slash D-H-W slash N-S-I-P-P.

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Media Contact: Tony Kiritsis
              902-424-0585
              Email: tony.kiritsis@novascotia.ca