Ontario government to invest in diabetes care for residents

7/24/2008

TORONTO Residents of Ontario living with Type 1 diabetes will get some relief from their provincial government, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Tuesday.

The government will invest $732.6 million over four years for its strategy to prevent, manage and treat the disease. The government will help 1,300 adults obtain insulin pumps and expand services for chronic kidney disease and access to surgery. It will also create an online registry to provide patients with information for improving self care; the registry will be online next spring.

“Our plan will help Ontarians living with diabetes get better access to the care they need, when and where they need it,” minister of Health and Long-Term Care David Caplan said. “By improving the way we prevent, treat and manage diabetes, thousands of Ontarians will benefit from a better quality of life.”

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