Petition: Lobby BC Pharmacare to cover lifesaving SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes treatment

BCDiabetes Medical Director, Dr. Tom Elliott, has launched a petition to lobby BC Pharmacare to cover SGLT2 inhibitors. As many as 50,000 British Columbians would likely benefit from SGLT2 inhibitors,…

BC is a third-world country when it comes to covering life-saving medication for diabetes

A life saving class of diabetes oral medication, SGLT2 inhibitors, costing less than $3/day, is not covered in British Columbia, but is covered in the rest of Canada. Ā I asked…

Closer to the Artificial Pancreas

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Ā approvedĀ the first closed-loop insulin-pump sensor system for the diabetes market. Ā The MiniMed 670G hybrid closed looped system, often referred to as an ā€œartificial pancreas,ā€…

Get Ready for the Freestyle Libre

Last week the prestigious British medical journal the Lancet published a report summarizedĀ hereĀ describing dramatic reductions in low blood sugar without any loss of blood sugar control using the Freestyle Libre.…