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Travel Insurance for Diabetics

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  5. For UK and ROI residents only
  6. If you are aged 75 or over please visit our partner Vital Health

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  • Up to £10 million medical
  • Screen for your Diabetes online
  • Single, Annual or Backpacker trips

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Travel Insurance for Diabetes

If you are a diabetic patient, you can add extra medical cover easily to any of our Single Trip, Annual Multi Trip or Backpacker policies. We offer diabetic travel insurance quotations tailored to your specific type of diabetes, which ensures you are not paying over the odds to cover your condition.

Medical Screening Questions for Diabetes

Our discreet and confidential online medical screening may ask you the following questions in order to offer the best travel insurance for diabetics:

  • Are you over 16?
  • Do you take insulin?
  • How many diabetes-related admission to hospital have you had in the last year?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you have other medical conditions related to diabetes (such as high blood pressure)?

Experts' Top Tip - It's important to have your medical history on hand as our online medical screening questionnaire will ask you some questions about any medication you may be taking.

Customise your policy

Our travel insurance offers you 4 different policy levels and 4 destination areas so that you only pay for the cover you need. By completing our online medical screening process you will receive a tailor made quote specifically for your condition that can be added to your policy easily. You can also add extra cover for cruise, business weddings and sports.

All travel insurance policies include:

  • Medical Expenses cover - from £2.5 million to £10 million
  • Hospital Benefit cover - from £300 to £1,200 per day
  • Personal Accident cover - from £7,500 to £30,000

If you are over 74, please see our Over 74s travel insurance page.

Don't want to add extra protection for diabetes?

If you have a medical condition we strongly advise that you declare it. However, if you do not wish to add the extra cover, you can choose to exclude cover for diabetes from your policy after you have completed the easy online medical screening process.

Diabetes UK travel insurance

Recent stats from Diabetes UK show that prescriptions written for diabetes have doubled in the UK in the last half a decade. That means more people need to be aware of their condition, especially on holiday where their diet may change. That's why we offer the option to cover your condition on your travels after completing the online medical screening questionnaire.

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Add Extra Cover

You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition it’s vital that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers don’t like to think that you’ve hidden things from them and you may be surprised to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. What’s more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that you’ve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to cover it, so you will be covered medically for anything unrelated to that condition.

Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

A decent policy will include cover for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to purchase additional sports insurance. You can customise your policy further a number of other specialist add-ons.

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