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Avanti and diabetes
Avanti Travel Insurance is a specialist provider of diabetic travel insurance. Diabetes is a common, lifelong condition that affects about 3.2million people in the UK. It occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough, or any, insulin resulting in the glucose in your blood being unable to enter your body’s cells.
What is Diabetes
Diabetes is categorised into Diabetes Type 1 and Diabetes Type 2. A person with Type 1 Diabetes has no insulin in his or her blood to unlock cells for glucose to enter and to be used as fuel to do everyday things like walk. The person needs to inject insulin daily in order for the cells to function.
With Type 2 Diabetes, which accounts for about 90% of diabetic conditions, the person does not have enough insulin in his or her blood for the cells to unlock, thus creating a build-up of glucose. This is usually treated with a healthy diet and an increase in exercise, with medication or insulin often being required.
Get the right cover at the right price from Avanti
Avanti Travel Insurance is an expert in providing low cost holiday insurance for older travellers, including Over 50s and also specialises in diabetic travel insurance. Avanti believes that having a medical condition like diabetes should not be a barrier to travelling, which is why all medical conditions are considered for cover and a large number are covered free of charge, including diabetic travel insurance.
If you are travelling with diabetes, it is important to make the necessary preparations for a hassle-free journey. Comprehensive travel medical insurance is a necessity – falling ill abroad could cost you thousands of pounds. As with any other medication, it is important to get a letter from your doctor stating that you are required to travel with insulin along with documentation of your travel insurance for people with diabetes. It is also important to take roughly twice the amount of medication and supplies that you would normally need in case you are delayed.
How To Ensure A Safe, Healthy Trip When Travelling With Diabetes
As a person with diabetes, there is absolutely no reason why you should not travel to long haul destinations. However, long journeys will require a bit of careful planning and forward thinking to minimise the risk of any health issues....
If you, or maybe a family member, suffer from diabetes, you might wonder if it is really a very sensible thing to travel abroad, far away from your usual sources of treatment and medicines. Just how risky is leaving the country with this common medical condition?
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Avanti Travel Insurance is a trading name of TICORP Limited. Avanti Travel Insurance is arranged by TICORP Limited which is registered in Gibraltar company number 111526. Registered office: First Floor, Grand Ocean Plaza, Ocean Village, Gibraltar. TICORP Limited is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission number FSC1238B and trades into the UK on a freedom of services basis, FCA FRN 663617.
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