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Saskatchewan Insulin Pump Program

The Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) Insulin Pump Program was designed to ensure that cost is not a barrier for people who might benefit from insulin pump therapy to manage their Type 1 diabetes.


Insulin Pump Program - Questions and Answers


1. Eligibility

  • Must meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the SAIL general policy manual.
  • Must have Type 1 diabetes and would benefit from a pump to adequately stabilize blood glucose levels.

2. Coverage

The Insulin Pump Program provides a $6,300 grant that covers the cost of one insulin pump every five years for eligible individuals.

Individuals who are registered on the Insulin Pump Program will pay for insulin pump supplies based on their coverage, deductible and/or co-payment through:


3. Apply for Coverage

Program eligibility is based on an assessment through a Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) diabetes education program process, which includes meeting the medical criteria detailed in the Insulin Pump Program policy.

For adults with Type 1 diabetes:

  • An application must be submitted on behalf of a client by an SHA diabetes education program or an authorized diabetes specialist physician.

For children (under the age of 18) with Type 1 diabetes:

  • A Pediatric Insulin Pump Program application must be submitted on behalf of the client by an SHA pediatric diabetes education program or an authorized pediatric diabetes specialist physician.
  • The screening and insulin pump assessment process includes attendance at a Pediatric Diabetes Pump Information Session or completion of the Is Pump Therapy for Me? online modules and quiz.

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