In Poland, diabetes care is free of charge for people living with diabetes (PwD). However, modern medicines and technologies are available free of charge only for some groups of PwD.
National guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes exist and are implemented, as well as screenings for the prevention of most diabetes-related complications. Specialist nurses play a role in the prevention of the diabetes as well as in the management of all PwD and they can prescribe diabetes medicines.
Diabetes education is available for children and young people living with type 1 diabetes, but it is hard to access and not always available for people living with type 2 diabetes.
Ehealth is available for all PwD and the country has electronic health records as well as a working diabetes register for children and mothers with gestational diabetes.
Watch the video testimonials from Anna Śliwińska, President of the Polish Diabetes Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Diabetykow), and Oliwia Kaczmarek, a diabetes advocate.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Polish Diabetes Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Diabetykow), and Yourah network in Poland.