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Travelling with diabetes

Travel insurance provider World First has advice for people with diabetes:

People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes travel all over the world and holiday in every known destination. Diabetes is certainly no barrier. If you make the right preparations you should be able to minimise any potential problems and have an enjoyable and safe trip.

People with diabetes do not need to choose special holidays just because they have diabetes. There is no reason at all why you should not enjoy your normal activities – holidaying with friends, eating meals in a relaxing atmosphere and generally joining in with whatever you feel like doing. The key is planning ahead.

When you have booked your holiday you then need to get travel insurance which includes adequate cover for a pre-existing medical condition and wherever possible look for diabetes travel insurance. People with diabetes can find a better deal and better cover by contacting a specialist medical insurer, as their policies are tailored to provide a higher level of cover and take any medical history into consideration.

 

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