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The Yukon Party team has long advocated for improved supports for Yukoners living with Type 1 Diabetes. A Yukon Party government will continue the party’s commitment to those living with T1D through our Action for a Change platform. We want to help citizens of all ages, and in all communities in the territory, living with this life-threatening auto immune disease.
“The Yukon Party team supports a path forward toward an integrated, whole-person approach to the very best care possible across our health and social system,” said Copperbelt South Candidate Scott Kent. “We want to work together, with individuals with lived experience, that includes patients, their families and health care professionals when determining what types of medical devices and technologies are most effective and should be covered moving forward.”
In addition to ensuring full coverage for all Yukoners with T1D to access Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices, a Yukon Party government will develop a comprehensive Yukon Diabetes Strategy in partnership with the Yukon T1D Support Network, Diabetes Education Centre, Diabetes Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, and other stakeholders.
Additionally, a Yukon Party government will create a Patient Advisory Committee for medical devices. This newly created committee will provide the territorial government with the views of families, patients, and healthcare providers when making decisions on what medical devices should be covered. This will ensure a Yukon Party government can be responsive, action-oriented, and will listen to Yukoners before making decisions about health care.