Having Type 1 Diabetes sucks but don’t ask the CRA for sympathy

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No one will argue with the statement that having Type 1 diabetes sucks.  If you do a perfect job testing your sugars, adjusting your insulin and following a diet and exercise plan you will be spending a great deal of time, energy and money.  

Until recently the Canada Revenue Agency was sympathetic & offered a Disability Tax Credit to individuals with uncomplicated Type 1 diabetes if they could prove that they spent more than 14 hours per week on their diabetes care, excluding diet and exercise.  But the rules appear to be changing:  only individuals with Type 1 diabetes who are seriously physically disabled (such as being blind or on dialysis) are being granted the Disability Tax Credit.  

This is not fair.

Click here to read a letter from Diabetes Canada & co-signed by BCDiabetes bringing this injustice to the attention of Diane Lebouthillier, Minister for National Revenue.

Stay tuned for updates on this important campaign.

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