In Belgium, people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) on more than three daily insulin injections have access to all types of insulin and most related supplies and technologies free of charge. Those living with T2D who are treated with injectable diabetes medications and a maximum of two daily insulin injections have access, free of charge, to the medicines and supplies they require for their therapy, and to some technologies as a co-payment. People living with T2D who are not on injectable therapies are treated with oral medications and lifestyle interventions.

The use of electronic health records became mandatory in 2021. However, there is no unified system to combine the information collected by different healthcare facilities. Patient associations and the government have started a dialogue on the implementation of a system in which patients would be able manage their own health records.

Watch the video testimonials from Inge Everaert, representative of the Belgian association Diabetes Liga:

This country profile was developed with the help of Diabetes Liga and the Belgian Diabetes Association (“Association Belge du Diabète”).