Patients with diabetes should be provided with essential medicines free of charge. Those with disabilities receive a full social package. A person with diabetes can refuse benefits and receive monetary benefits, but, as a rule, these payments are much less than the cost of all medications.
What are the benefits for patients with disabilities
A patient with diabetes mellitus who has a registered disability has the right to free commuter transport, additional medicines and sanitary treatment. The state is obliged to provide a sick place in a sanatorium once a year and pay travel expenses to rest and back.
Regardless of whether there is a disability or not, people with type 1 and 2 diabetes are required to provide free insulin, anti-hypoglycemic drugs and syringes for injections.
Benefits for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes
Both types of patients can be maintained with insulin, but type 1 diabetes is incurable; medications are given several times a day. Type 2 disease can be cured, but you need to constantly follow a diet.
Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus almost always have a disability. They have the right to receive blood sugar measuring devices and medicines. In a serious condition, a social worker should look after the person.
For patients with type 2 diabetes who do not need insulin, test strips are available free of charge. Within a month, 30 pieces are issued.
Regardless of the type of diabetes mellitus, every patient has the right to social rehabilitation. He can engage in training and retraining, sports and health improvement. People with disabilities receive a disability pension. Pregnant women and children suffering from diabetes mellitus are provided with blood glucose meters with bar strips and syringe pens.
The diabetic, if necessary, may require referral for consultation or hospitalization in a specialized center.
Benefits for children with diabetes
Children with diabetes mellitus are a separate category. They have the right to rest in sanatoriums once a year, and travel back and forth and stay in the institution is paid not only for the child, but also for his parents. Tickets and vouchers to the place of rest are first provided to patients with diabetes mellitus who have not reached the age of 14, then to everyone else.
In order to enjoy all the benefits that a patient with diabetes mellitus, it is necessary to obtain a document confirming the disease. Even if there is no disability, a person with this disease is entitled to free medicines and equipment necessary to maintain the body. People with diabetes mellitus receive a full social package.