In Kazakhstan, diabetes care is free of charge and people have access to the latest diabetes medicines and all types of insulin. However, some diabetes medicines have to be paid out of pocket and the access to some diabetes devices is limited.
Screening of diabetes-related complications is not done on a routine basis, and the national diabetes registry does not provide a comprehensive overview of the diabetes situation in Kazakhstan.
Remote healthcare delivery was available during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is unlikely that it will remain an option after the crisis.
Education should be made the number one priority for GPs and epidemiologists as well as for people living with diabetes.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Association of Doctors-Endocrinologists of Kazakhstan