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Travel Insurance for Diabetics

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Travelling with diabetes? Latitude has you covered

Find the best diabetes holiday insurance

It’s not always easy to find cheap and reliable travel insurance for diabetics. Unfortunately, many insurance providers hitch up your premiums at the mention of your diabetic status. Here at Holiday Extras, we work alongside Latitude travel insurance. The Latitude team are the insurance experts and they specialise in providing the best travel insurance to travellers who may have been turned down elsewhere.

Choosing Latitude as your insurance provider

Depending on your holiday destination, Latitude provides travel insurance for diabetics to anyone up to the age of 89 suffering with a medical condition. Including both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, benefits include up to £15 million of medical cover, up to £10,000 of cancellation protection and a maximum of £2,000 lost baggage allowance.

We offer both single trip and annual travel insurance policies for diabetics on holiday in the UK, Europe and worldwide, and additional cover options for cruises or winter sports. Not to mention, your policy can cover everyone in your party.

In the last 24 months we have sold 133,000 policies. We regularly check our prices against our competitors so we can make direct comparisons to ensure we're offering the best price and the best comprehensive cover for your travel insurance

Booking your policy

Booking online is quick and easy. Enter your holiday details into our quote form above to be taken through our discreet medical screening. The questions aren't invasive, just so we have general information regarding your condition so we can find you the most affordable and comprehensive diabetic travel insurance policy. Want to actually speak to a person? Well, we have informed staff on hand waiting for your call. Once you’ve booked we’re still just a call away through our 24-hour helpline.

Baggage cover

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but lost baggage cover is vital for travellers with diabetes. You’ll need to carry a protective bag for your kit and insulin everywhere you go, and we’ll cover you for up to £2,000 if your bag gets lost or stolen. Take a look at the full details of our cover and see what else we can do for you.

Top tips for travelling with diabetes

  • Insulin strengths and needle sizes may vary abroad, so it’s always best to take your medicine with you. The British Diabetic Association recommends you take twice the amount that you need, just to be safe. Insulin should be carried in your hand luggage as it may freeze in the airplane’s hold, and you may prefer to take needles instead of injection pens as the latter can malfunction more easily. Air pressure in a plane or at high altitude can cause air bubbles to form in your insulin, so try pushing the needle’s pump to remove any air from the insulin before you inject.
  • Ask your doctor to write you a note confirming that you have diabetes and how you treat it, including which brand, strength and how much insulin you use, to help get you through any problems at airport security or if you lose your medicine or equipment. You should also speak to your doctor about travel vaccinations as these can cause side effects in diabetes sufferers.
  • Hot weather or high altitude can cause insulin to absorb more quickly, so you should test your blood more regularly than you would at home. Remember to take time zones into account when planning your doses.
  • Do you get numbness in your feet? If so, you may be more susceptible to complications from sunburn, frostbite, fungal infections or swelling, so keep your feet covered, but not too tightly, at a reasonable temperature and dry. You could also try using a moisturiser to avoid the skin cracking.

Looking for travel insurance with a medical condition?

If you suffer from any other conditions, then be sure to visit our medical conditions page to find out more.