Young Adult Insulin Pump Program

An insulin pump is a small mechanical device that delivers insulin at a steady rate through a very fine needle inserted under the skin. The Young Adult Insulin Pump Program (YAIPP) provides coverage for young Manitobans with type 1 diabetes who need this device.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for YAIPP, individuals must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a Manitoban with an active Manitoba Health Registration number;
  • be at least 18 years of age and no more than 25 years of age;
  • be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes;
  • be recommended for insulin pump therapy by an endocrinologist; and
  • have not received an insulin pump under a Manitoba government funded program within the last 5 years

The YAIPP came into effect on Sept. 14, 2021. Individuals who met the eligibility criteria at any point since this date may still apply for a pump under the program. To learn if an insulin pump is right for you, please make an appointment with your endocrinologist to discuss insulin pump therapy.

If you purchased an insulin pump since Sept. 14, 2021 and meet the eligibility criteria, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Submit a reimbursement request along with a copy of the insulin pump invoice to the Ancillary Programs at the mailing address below. Please include your Manitoba Health Registration number clearly on all documents. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What is covered?

The YAIPP will cover the cost of an approved insulin pump for eligible Manitobans.

A list of approved suppliers, insulin pumps, and supplier contact information is available at: gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/docs/sdl.pdf.

The YAIPP will cover one approved insulin pump every 5 years as long as the individual meets the eligibility criteria.

What is not covered?

Insulin pump supplies, such as tubing and reservoirs, are not covered under the YAIPP.

Insulin pump supplies, along with other consumable diabetes supplies, such as blood glucose test strips and advanced glucose monitors, may be eligible benefits under another federal or provincial program such as, Manitoba’s Pharmacare Program. For more information on the Manitoba Pharmacare Program, visit: gov.mb.ca/health/pharmacare/.

How can I apply to the program?

Manitoba residents 18 to 25 years of age with type 1 diabetes can make an appointment with their endocrinologist to discuss insulin pump therapy. Once your endocrinologist confirms insulin pump therapy is right for you, they will submit an application to the YAIPP on your behalf.

If your application is approved you will receive a letter with instructions on how to order an approved insulin pump, at no cost, directly from the supplier.

Will I have to pay a deductible?

You do not have to pay a deductible.

How can I get more information?

For more information on whether an insulin pump is recommended for you, contact your endocrinologist.

For more information on the YAIPP, contact:

Manitoba Health
Ancillary Programs
300 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3M9


Phone:
204-786-7365 or 204-786-7366
Toll free:
1-800-297-8099 ext 7365 or 7366
FAX: 204-786-6634
TTY/TDD Relay Service: 204-774-8618 outside Winnipeg: 711 or 1-800-855-0511
Email:  pharmacare@gov.mb.ca