In Lithuania, diabetes care and medicines are available to all, free of charge. However, people living with diabetes face some challenges, such as a limited number of needles and test strips free of charge. Another challenge is the shortage of healthcare professionals, resulting in long waiting lists for family doctors.
Diabetes nurses play an important role in diabetes education and are authorized to renew prescriptions for medication.
A national diabetes plan is currently under development.
Watch the video testimonials from Agnė Tumėnaitė and read the written testimonial from Urtė Marija Eitminavičiūte.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Lithuanian Diabetes Association and Yourah network in Lithuania