Diabetes Travel Insurance
For those who have type-1 or type-2 diabetes, you may have found that procuring travel insurance can be a little difficult. While there are additional factors to consider when travelling for a diabetic, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to travel. You just need to take a few extra precautions – take a look at the bottom of this page for our top travel tips.
I Have Diabetes. Can I Still Get Travel Insurance?
Here at Premier Cover, we understand that questions about whether you can get covered and what the policy will cost can be a concern. Also, maybe the thought of answering a long list of questions about your condition is off-putting.
However, with Premier Cover there’s no need to worry as we’ve made obtaining Travel Insurance for diabetes as straightforward as possible.
Our quick and easy medical screening process is available online or if you prefer you can speak to one of our highly-trained and friendly agents for free. Either way, you’ll be asked some questions regarding your condition and we will then use your answers to make a quick decision, meaning you can be covered within minutes!
Do I Need An EHIC If I Have Diabetes?
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles UK residents access to necessary, state-provided medical treatment, during a temporary visit in the European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland – at a reduced cost or free of charge. The EHIC is valid for five years.
As a valued Premier Cover policyholder, you will have no excess to pay when the EHIC is used.
Please remember to take your EHIC with you when you travel and check that it is still valid, as you are required to present it for medical treatment. Each traveller will require a card. The EHIC will cover the costs of managing existing medical conditions, maternity care or renal dialysis but it will not cover you if you are going abroad to receive medical treatment.
Why Choose Premier Cover?
24/7 Emergency Helpline
100+Activities Covered FREE
£10m Medical Cover Per Person
£10,000 Cancellation Cover Per Person
Travel Tips For Those With Diabetes
- If you are flying you’ll need to obtain a letter from your doctor to take your insulin and any syringes onto your flight. You should also wear a form of identification that lets others know you have diabetes, along with the details for emergency contact.
- Different climates can have an effect on glucose absorption, so it’s recommended that you test your blood sugar more frequently whilst you are travelling. Also make sure that you take around two to three times the amount of insulin that you would normally take, and split this between your luggage, just in case one is lost or stolen.
- Make sure that you have a way to store your insulin at the correct temperature while you’re travelling. If you don’t have reliable/consistent access to a fridge, then ‘Frio bags’ are the most reliable method.
- Your monitor for blood sugar may only be accurate within certain temperature ranges. Make sure to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines so that you are not given an incorrect reading.
We’re Here To Help
You can obtain all of your travel insurance online, but if you prefer, you can give our team a call on 0330 123 5682 and they will take you through the process.