January 16, 2018

As a follow-up to last month’s news about changes to Disability Tax Credit (DTC) review process, Diabetes Canada has learned that more than 400 adults with type 1 diabetes have been granted the DTC since Canada Revenue Agency made the announcement in December.

“We’ve been following this issue very closely and are pleased to learn of the increase in the number of approvals,” says Kimberley Hanson, director, federal affairs for Diabetes Canada. “This proves that grassroots advocacy is an integral part of improving our health-care system and the rallying voices of our diabetes community cannot be ignored.”

Diabetes Canada looks forward to working with the Disability Advisory Committee and learning more after their first official meeting that takes place this week.

“While this news is promising and we appreciate the attention given to this important issue by Minister Lebouthillier and her department, we will continue to monitor, fight for fairness and request the Canada Revenue Agency and the Disability Advisory Committee to include all activities related to insulin therapy within the Disability Tax Credit criteria,” says Hanson.

About Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:

·         Educational programs and support services;

·         Resources for health-care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;

·         Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and

·         Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.

For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).

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For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:


Sherry Calder
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Diabetes Canada
sherry.calder@diabetes.ca
Mobile: (902) 210-1799  

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