In Kyrgyzstan, short-acting insulin is available free of charge for all people living with diabetes (PwD). Syringes and needles are also free of charge for all PwD on insulin therapy but they are not always available at the point of delivery. Blood glucose meters are free of charge for children and adolescents, while test strips are partially reimbursed for all PwD – 40% of the cost for 2000 and 500 test strips per year for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) respectively. Newer technologies such as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and insulin pumps are free of charge for children but they are only sometimes available.
National guidelines for the diagnosis, management and treatment of gestational diabetes are currently being developed. Healthcare professionals are being trained and a screening programme for gestational diabetes is already underway.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Diabetes and Endocrinological Association of Kyrgyzstan.