In Georgia, most types of insulin and other diabetes medicines are available free of charge or at an affordable price for people living with diabetes (PwD). However, supplies and some technologies for blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery are not always available and are reimbursed only for children.
The government, in collaboration with NGOs, is currently working on several developments to improve diabetes prevention and care in Georgia. These include the promotion of healthy living policies, the implementation of a clinical protocol for the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents and the development of a National Diabetes Plan and national guidelines for diabetes prevention and management, the improvement of electronic health records and the expansion of the diabetes register which is already available for some groups of PwD .
This country profile was developed with the help of the Georgian Union Of Diabetes And Endocrine Associations.