Reducing Costs and Improving Diabetes Care

Living with diabetes is a reality for 12% of Nova Scotians—our friends, family members, and neighbours; it could easily be you or me. Managing diabetes can be challenging, both physically and financially. While previous NDP and Liberal governments neglected to expand coverage of the necessary lifesaving resources for those living with diabetes, our PC government is taking action to ease the burden on those impacted by this disease. 

As part of our commitment to support Nova Scotians living with diabetes, we are investing an additional $7.2 million in diabetes care. This investment will benefit close to 4000 Nova Scotians, providing access to sensor-based glucose monitoring supplies, with an additional 450 Nova Scotians becoming eligible for the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program.

Glucose monitoring supplies and insulin pumps are important tools in diabetes management. They help to reduce the risk of complications and improve overall health for those with diabetes. By expanding access to these lifesaving devices, we are breaking down barriers to healthcare and ensuring that everyone, regardless of income, can access the support they need.

Our PC government is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all Nova Scotians. Investing in healthcare solutions not only benefits individuals with diabetes but also has broader implications for our healthcare system. By providing access to these tools, we can reduce the number of hospital visits and emergency room trips, ultimately improving health outcomes for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes across our province.