In the Netherlands, all adults are required to take out standard health insurance and pay a monthly premium, along with a yearly compulsory deductible of €385, before gaining access to standard healthcare services, free of charge.

All types of insulin as well as devices and technologies for blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration are available for people living with diabetes (PwD) with reimbursement varying based on their treatment and indication.

DSNs are required to obtain a non-academic qualification at a University of Applied Sciences. They are involved in the management of all PwD and, since 2014, they have also been allowed to prescribe diabetes medicines.

The country has a fully implemented electronic health records and a diabetes register for PwD who are treated at outpatient clinics in hospitals.

This country profile was developed with the help of the Dutch Diabetes Association (Diabetesvereniging Nederland – DVN)