In Belarus, all types of insulin, except for ultra-rapid-acting analogs, are available free of charge for children living with diabetes. Additionally, adults living with diabetes have access free of charge to short-acting regular and long-acting insulin.

While syringes, needles, insulin pens, blood glucose meters and test strips are free of charge for all people living with diabetes (PwD), real-time continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps are only reimbursed for people living with Type 1 diabetes and children, respectively.

Diabetes education is provided at the time of diagnosis and throughout the life course by the national health systems and it is complemented by trainings offered by national diabetes associations. Psychological support is available for PwD at a cost.

Belarus has a diabetes register for PwD treated at outpatient clinics.

This country profile was developed with the help of the Belarusian Society of Endocrinologists.