The flash glucose monitoring system is now covered

The FreeStyle Libre is now covered by Québec's basic prescription drug insurance plan for people with diabetes who meet three criteria.

The FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is now on the List of exceptional medications covered by Québec’s basic drug insurance plan for glycemia self-monitoring in people with diabetes being treated with insulin injections.

 

 

The authorization of payment is for adults aged 18 years and older who have at least 2 years of experience in self-managing their diabetes, who meet the following three criteria:

  • intensive insulin therapy
  • frequent or severe hypoglycemia problems
  • the necessity of glycemia self-monitoring a minimum of eight times per day

The RAMQ authorization form must be completed by the attending physician.