In Romania, diabetes care is provided by specialists in diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases. All types of insulin are available, free of charge. Other medicines and technologies are available at little or no cost for people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
Care is generally good, although access to specialists is sometimes difficult in remote regions. Prevention, screening programs and early intervention for people with prediabetes have been recently included at the primary health care level. Screening for most diabetes-related complications is undertaken mainly by diabetes, nutrition and metabolic diseases specialists, with CVD screening undertaken by cardiologists.
Romania has a fully implemented National Diabetes Plan which tackles all aspects of diabetes management (medical assistance, medication, devices), but the country has no working diabetes registry. COVID-19 has spurred the development of e-health: virtual consultations are reimbursed, and this will continue to be the case in the future.
Watch the video testimonials from Prof. Dr. Gabriela Roman, President of the Federatia Romana de Diabet Nutritie si Boli Metabolice, and Andrei Stroilă, a diabetes advocate.
This country profile was developed with the help of the Federatia Romana de Diabet Nutritie si Boli Metabolice, the Societatea Romana de Diabet Nutritie si Boli Metabolice, and Yourah network in Romania.