The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Assistive Devices Program (ADP) provides funding assistance to eligible individuals of all ages with type 1 diabetes to purchase insulin pumps and supplies.
Programs are located throughout Ontario. A Family Physician or other physician specialists will refer their patients to a Program located in their community.
For the purpose of ADP funding, children and youth are those individuals who have not yet reached their 19th birthday.
The program covers 100% of the price of the insulin pump, paid directly to the supplier on the recipient’s behalf.
An annual grant of $2,400 is paid directly to the recipient in four equal payments on a quarterly basis.
In 2008, a panel of experts consisting of physicians and other health care professionals with expertise in the treatment and management of diabetes was asked to provide recommendations on providing funding assistance for insulin pumps and supplies to all individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes, including individuals with type 2 diabetes. The panel reported that the evidence to support the use of an insulin pump by individuals with type 2 diabetes was unclear and that there was little clinical trial evidence to support this recommendation. The panel reconvened in February 2010 to relook at this issue. At that time, the panel was still unable to recommend extending funding assistance for insulin pumps and supplies to individuals with type 2 diabetes due to a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of this type of therapy.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Assistive Devices Program
7th Floor, 5700 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2M 4K5