A government programme to support children and adults with type 1 diabetes went live on January 1, the state secretary in charge of health care services told a press conference on Saturday.
Ildikó Horváth said that under the programme, the latest technologies, such as tissue glucose monitoring and insulin pumps, would be subsidised, with the health budget paying 80-98 percent of their price.
The government has also set up a pool of 100 million forints (EUR 300,000) to finance projects by civil groups helping diabetics and earmarked another 500 million forints to develop diabetes centres, Horváth said.
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There are some 4,000 families in Hungary with children who have type 1 diabetes, Horváth said, adding that ensuring ways for those children to grow up to become happy adults was a government priority.
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