People with diabetes will have an easier time finding cheaper travel insurance after the launch of Diabetes.co.uk’s dedicated travel insurance service.
Due to the risks associated with diabetes, those living with the condition often face higher insurance premiums when looking for travel insurance, especially when they go through non-specialist providers.
In partnership with justtravelcover.com, Diabetes Travel Insurance will connect people living with diabetes with over 62 specialist insurance providers, helping them find essential holiday cover at an affordable price.
The new service comes at a time when many UK citizens are heading off to their favourite summer holiday destinations – jet-setting Britons are expected to spend over £40 billion on international holidays this year.
While going on holiday is a relatively stress-free experience, hour-long waits in security and mad dashes to the terminal aside, travelling abroad with diabetes can be a far more daunting experience.
Long-haul flights, changes in time zones, and even weather extremes can make managing blood glucose levels harder than usual. In fact, a 2018 study of people with type 1 diabetes and their long-distance flying experiences found that one in ten admitted to avoiding travelling abroad because they were worried about their condition.
Travel insurance can provide the peace of mind that should anything happen while you are away, you won’t be stuck paying expensive fees for emergency medical treatment. The right policy will also cover the costs of urgent medication such as insulin or emergency transport back home.
Whether you’re seeking cover for a last-minute getaway or are planning ahead for your dream holiday, head to travelinsurance.diabetes.co.uk for a free and competitive travel insurance quote.