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Question:

From Kassel, Germany:

Our 11 year old son has had type 1 diabetes for about three years, and, in very short time, we intend to move to Canada. We are writing to the Canadian Embassy for a permanent residence visa, and as soon as we have it, we intend to move. In Germany, our son gets full support from our sickness insurance fund for his diabetes supplies -- how it is in Canada for such kids? Will he get a support similar to Germany? What do we have to take into consideration?

Answer:

Canada has a pretty good health system, but I would be cautious. Almost no country has as complete a program as the Western European nations. Canada's system is based on the province -- some are better than others.

LD

[Editor's comment: Try contacting the Canadian Diabetes Association for more information. SS]

DTQ-20020130142740
Original posting 19 Feb 2002
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