In Sweden, all types of insulin as well as devices and technologies for blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration are available for free for people living with diabetes (PwD) according to national guidelines. All adults in Sweden are required to contribute to the cost of their outpatient care and other prescriptions, to a maximum of SEK1,400 and SEK2,850 respectively, after which all consultations and medicines are available free of charge.

Psychological support is available to PwD at the same cost as other types of care. Diabetes specialist nurses play a role in diabetes prevention and in the management of people living with all types of diabetes, but they are not allowed to prescribe medications.

Sweden has a national diabetes register for all PwD and fully implemented electronic records.

This country profile was developed with the help of the Swedish Association for Diabetology (SFD) and the YOURAH network in Sweden.