Travel insurance for diabetes patients

Holidays are like a breath of fresh air amid our busy lives, offering a much-needed break from the everyday routine. They're a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy precious moments with family and friends. For those with diabetes, it's equally important to take a step back from the daily grind. Planning a holiday requires extra care and consideration when managing diabetes.

One crucial aspect of this preparation is securing the right travel insurance. In this guide, we'll delve into the significance of travel insurance for diabetes patients.

Why travel insurance is important for diabetes patients

Travel insurance policies provide cover for cancellation, personal possessions, and emergency medical expenses abroad.

Declaring diabetes as a pre-existing medical condition

Diabetes is considered a pre-existing medical condition for travel insurance purposes. When applying for travel insurance, you must disclose your diabetes status, along with any other relevant medical conditions you may have.

Types of diabetes covered by travel insurance

Whether you have Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes during pregnancy, or pre-diabetes or any other type of diabetes, it's essential to ensure that your travel insurance policy covers your specific condition. Different types of diabetes may require different levels of medical attention and care, making it crucial to declare your condition accurately.

Travel insurance for diabetes patients

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What questions will you be asked about your diabetes while getting a quote for medical travel insurance?

Total Travel Protection will ask you to declare your diabetes along with any other pre-existing medical conditions.

Questions related to diabetes will include:

  • What type of diabetes you have
  • Is insulin used to control your diabetes?
  • If you are age 20+
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with angina or a heart attack?
  • Do you have poor circulation to the legs or feet (peripheral vascular disease)?
  • Have you ever had a stroke or mini-stroke (TIA)?
  • Have you developed any loss of kidney function?
  • Have you ever been a smoker?
  • How many unexpected hospital admissions or visits to A&E have you had in the past 12 months for diabetes?

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