So I love new advancements in D-technology. But I get so discouraged when I hear about a new product, because I find that it is never available on the Canadian market. As a first world country with such close proximity to The States (and comparable demographics with the USA and the UK/ Europe), I feel like we are so behind when it comes to the availability of new devices/ products that could hugely benefit the diabetic population.
Some of the items that come to mind:
-Dexcom G5 (Or even just a Dexcom with mobile sharing capabilities)
-Medtronic MiniMed 630/640/670g
-Symlin (Amylin/ Pramlintide)
-T:Slim insulin pumps (Tandem apparently has no plans to enter the Canadian market??)
It irritates me to no end that there is very little information regarding the approval status or whether these items have even been submitted to Health Canada at all.
Just venting here really. But if anyone happens to have any updates please share!