Minister of Health Alberta, The Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health Canada Jane Philpott

This petition is to bring awareness to the people of Canada, specifically Alberta, to request more funding for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics. It is not right for people who abuse illegal drugs to be able to depend on provincially paid resources and have them supplied for free while diabetics rely on benefits and work insurance.

The government provides hardly any help to many of the diabetics. My husband has talked with many diabetics (like him) and has yet to hear anyone say the government was a big help. Very few actually benefit from the "assistance" offered.

It is also important to know that many diabetics are not entitled or qualify for benefits or tax credits. The provincial government prides themselves on these things however it doesn't help many people at all. It's like propoganda and we (the diabetics) want everyone to know what we're actually dealing with and the amount of "help" that doesn't apply to us. These costs rack up into the thousands per month for many of us.

I have sent letters to Sarah Hoffman and Jane Philpott, with no reponses at all.
As a Type 2 diabetic for 20+ years, and one who was asked for assistance to cover the costs for all diabetics that have to pay for their test strips, lancets and insulin and needles, it is hard to fathom how our Provincial and Federal Health Systems could just disregard this problem across Canada.

So, I personally ask you to sign this petition if you feel it is wrong for someone who contributes for the best of our society and must pay for these life sustaining supplies and medications due to lack of benefits, while those who chose to inflict harm on their bodies have the resources to get their supplies and drugs for free. This petition is about awareness and fairness.

We, the undersigned, call on the Alberta Provincial Government Health Services and the Canada Health Services to provide funding for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics that use insulin injections via needles and pens, lancets and test strips.

We also call on the government for a prompt drug plan that will pay fully for the supplies and medication (whether pump, pens or other methods) that are needed for this life sustaining issue.

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The Support Funding for Type 1 and Type 2 Insulin Dependent Diabetics petition to Minister of Health Alberta, The Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health Canada Jane Philpott was written by Brenda Herzog and is in the category Health at GoPetition.