In Norway, 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) and they are free of charge for children. Adults living with diabetes need to pay an annual deductible of kr3040 (approximately €265 in 2023) before having access to most diabetes medicines, supplies and technologies free of charge.
All PwD are entitled to receive self-management education as well as psychological support. However, access to these services varies greatly across the country.
Nurses play a role in the prevention of diabetes and in the management of both people living with type 1 diabetes and women with gestational diabetes.
Norway has a diabetes register for adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes which is, however, incomplete.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Norwegian Diabetes Association (Diabetesforbundet).