In Austria, all types of insulin as well as devices and technologies for blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration are available and fully reimbursed for people living with diabetes (PwD).
Screening for all diabetes-related complications is available everywhere in Austria, but screening for kidney diseases is reimbursed only in some federal states.
Diabetes education is provided at the time of diagnosis and throughout the life course. While psychological support is available, it may be hard to access at times and its cost not always fully reimbursed.
Diabetes specialist nurses are required to follow special academic training. They play a role in diabetes prevention and in the management of people living with all types of diabetes, but they are not allowed to prescribe medications.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Österreichische Diabetes Gesellschaft.