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Re: [IP] ottawa costco and pump supplies

In a message dated 5/12/03 8:08:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> and personal plans are next to impossible to get if you already have
> diabetes.  i have to pay almost everything out of pocket, since the
> university insurance we have is rotten ($200/year for supplies, and they
> won't pay for pump supplies), i don't have a job, and i'm way too old to be
> on my parent's insurance plans (both have an age limit of 25 for children 
> if
> they're still in school).
> some medications are covered by ohip, or by other social programs, but less
> and less of them every year.  i'm of the strong opinion that we should have
> test strips covered, at the very least, for both type 1 and type 2
> diabetics, since we know very well that good control of blood sugars can
> help (emphasis on the help) prevent future problems and complications, the
> treatment of which would be covered by ohip, but at enormous cost (i mean,
> think about it, how much does dialysis cost?).  it would be a little pricey
> initially, but on the whole i think it would save us money in the long run.
> liz - who knows she will end up using all her meagre dentist amount very
> soon trying to fix some fillings that broke.  owwww!!!
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Whoa...this is something to definitely consider when thinking of moving to 
Canada from the States.  In the meantime, I'm stocking up on supplies just in 
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