Finding travel insurance for diabetics
As with many on-going illnesses diabetes is not only something you need to deal with in your day-to-day life, it’s a condition that can affect your travel insurance choices too.
When assessing your suitability for a travel insurance policy, companies like to make sure they have as much information about you as possible so that they can decide how suitable a customer you are. Pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes can sometimes raise your insurance premiums or make it more difficult for you to get a policy. Ensure you’re covered and care free on your next holiday by checking out our travel insurance options for diabetics.
Choosing appropriate cover
To the majority of travel insurance companies, it doesn’t matter whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They also probably aren’t interested in how well you manage your condition. For them, the bottom line is how big a risk your condition makes you. Rather than choose your travel insurance through a mainstream provider who may bump up your premium to recoup their potential costs, try approaching specialist companies.
Diabetes UK Insurance is a highly specialised insurance company that focuses primarily on offering cover for sufferers. It makes every effort to ensure that not only do you have the holiday insurance you need to put your mind at rest, but it also guarantees that you’ll talk to a friendly and knowledgeable team member who understands your condition and needs. There are three different levels of insurance to choose from and the policy includes cover for the whole travelling party.
It’s also worth having a look at All Clear Travel, an insurance company specialising in policies for pre-existing medical conditions. Not only will it provide the level of cover you need to enjoy your holiday to the fullest, but it also offers some great guides and advice for preparing for your trip and making sure that you’re able to properly manage your condition while you’re away.
Finding a good deal on diabetic travel insurance
There are also several insurance companies who have adapted their policies to offer excellent cover for diabetics. Holiday Extras, for example, has a new travel insurance product that’s specially designed to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes. Another option is Staysure, which can even offer cover for type 2 diabetes at no extra charge, provided a number of criteria are met.
To see if you could save on your travel insurance policy, why not check quotes on Medical Travel Compared? It allows you to compare diabetes travel insurance quotes directly, so you can see which companies offer you the best deal.
Always ensure that you take adequate insulin supplies with you when you travel abroad as strengths may vary from country to country. A note from your doctor can also be useful when it comes to getting your supplies safely through airport security. Prepare well, choose the best travel insurance and look forward to a great holiday.
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