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Travelling with Diabetes | Cover-More Travel Insurance

Travelling with Diabetes | Cover-More Travel Insurance


As people who have type 1 or type 2
diabetes know, diabetes is a systemic illness. It’s not just about your blood sugar. It affects your heart, it affects your nerves, your eyes, your
kidneys and many other parts of your body. So it’s important to ensure that
your general practitioner or treating physician has signed off that you are
safe for travel. It’s important to optimise the care of your diabetes before you travel. As you travel across many time zones, your sugar may vary or
the things you eat vary at different times and it’s important to take that into
account especially if you’re trying to ensure your diabetes remains stable. For those people with diabetes it’s important to have adequate supplies of the medication they take on a daily basis. Some people require injections and
that needs to be refrigerated or can be out of refrigeration for
short periods of time. Please take that into account when you’re travelling and try to pre-plan ahead. As we know diabetes is a multi-system disease and often you require tablets for your cardiovascular, kidney or eye problems.
It’s important to take into account that you’re traveling across time zones and
make sure that you take your tablets as close as possible to the right time each day because often these medications require diligence in that. We know diabetes is a multi-system disease but what many people don’t know – it makes you more prone to infection. So if you have signs of infection it’s important that you see a doctor very, very quickly, whether that’s on the cruise ship or
that’s at your destination. If in doubt, don’t be afraid to ring the
medical assistance line and we can make sure you see a doctor either via
our in-house, 24/7 general practitioner service or at the site that where you are. Treating your infection early ensures that your diabetes will remain stable. If we can ensure that your diabetes does remain stable it means you recover much quicker, get on to enjoy the rest of your holiday and
have a great time. Often people with diabetes ask, do they need existing medical cover on their insurance? So additional cover, over and above, what is the standard insurance premium? Well, that really depends if your diabetes is
stable. It’s important to look at the wording of the individual policies. If you have any complications in particular involving your eyes, your kidneys, the nerves, ulcers or skin or any issues like that, it’s important to
seek the guidance of your physician and apply for additional medical cover. That way you ensure that your diabetes is covered and any complications of it. We
want people to have a great holiday. You can travel with diabetes. It’s important
that it’s stable before you travel and that way everyone is happy and has a great time. you


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