B.C. expands PharmaCare coverage to include life-changing diabetes monitor | Globalnews.ca

British Columbians with diabetes will now be able to claim coverage of a life-changing piece of medical technology through the province’s PharmaCare program. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Friday that the program would cover the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor. READ MORE: With diabetes on the rise, Canadian doctor awarded for advancing treatment The tool monitors diabetics’ blood sugar levels in real-time through a sensor attached to the skin, and transmits the information to an app. It is also capable of sending push notifications if a person’s blood sugar levels rise too high or drop too low, potentially putting them in danger.

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