The Dexcom G5: State-of-the-art sensor technology

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) or “sensors” have been around for more than a decade.  With the arrival in Canada last week of the Dexcom G5 everything has changed: the G5…

Two shots in one

Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration approved two new medications - both are shots & each is a combination of two different classes of medication in one shot: a basal long-acting…

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.  I asked…