After all the testimony I've heard, it sounds to me that it would be terrific if, when a person is first diagnosed, it would be recognized what type of diabetes it is and what the best method would be long term to control it. For example, if when you were young, you needed a glucose pump and you were able to get one, that would offset....
It's going to cost $7,000 for that pump, and I'm not sure how often you'd have to replace it, but that would preclude some of the emergency room visits, the amputations, the very expensive procedures. I think we heard something about $70,000 for serious diabetes intervention in hospital. It would be ideal for the person's life if they were able to have the technology and they were on a plan where it was paid for—needles, etc. That would be good.
Is there anything else that is needed in order to really address this issue that is affecting...? I guess one-third of Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes.