The FINANCIAL -- The annual diabetes programme budget in Georgia exceeds GEL 8 million. However the sum does not sufficiently cover all the needs of diabetes patients. Partial covering of the services is leading to the necessity of out-of-pocket and co-payments, with a relatively high percentage for patients. The Georgian state diabetes programme needs perfection to make vital services available for all people living with diabetes. Well-managed diabetes can prevent many complications reducing further healthcare costs, subsequently covered by the universal healthcare programme.