The use of insulin pumps for patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is considered to be an effective and efficient way to aid in the management of the disease.
In 2010, the Department of Health and Community Services, Government of NL launched the Newfoundland and Labrador Insulin Pump Program (NLIPP), a provincial program designed to offer financial assistance for patients. The Department of Health and Community Services broadened the scope of the program to include medically eligible persons of all ages.
Individuals who can apply for help to cover the cost of an insulin pump and/or pump supplies, must:
- have been diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM);
- be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador;
- have a valid medical care plan (MCP) card;
- meet medical eligibility criteria; and
- if 18 years of age or older, meet the requirements for financial assistance through an income testing criteria.
Legacy NLIPP Program
- Existing NLIPP clients between the ages 18 and 24 as of March 31, 2021, can continue to avail of the legacy NLIPP program criteria until they reach 25 years of age. At the age of 25, those clients will undergo income testing as part of the renewal process, to determine eligibility for financial support under the expanded NLIPP. Learn more.
Newfoundland and Labrador Insulin Pump Program (NLIPP)