In France, insulin and most related supplies and technologies are available free of charge for all people living with diabetes.
Healthy living policies are in place in the country. However, regulations regarding healthy diets are not sufficiently ambitious and lack effectiveness.
In France, specialist diabetes nurses are required to follow a special academic course and they play a role in the prevention and management of type 1 diabetes (T1D), type 2 diabetes (T2D) and gestational diabetes. However, they are not allowed to prescribe diabetes medicines.
The country has a working diabetes registry for people living with T1D and electronic health records, although these are not widely used. E-health is adopted mainly in the context of video consultations and electronic prescriptions.
Watch the video testimonials from Nina Tousch, a young diabetes advocate from France.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Fédération Française des Diabétiques and the IDF Europe YOURAH network.