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Avanti Insurance is a specialist provider of diabetes 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 diabetes 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.

You can find out more on the Diabetes UK website.

Alternatively you can speak to a member of our friendly UK-based team to find out more about our diabetes medical travel insurance.

Common conditions

It is important that you tell us everything about your medical condition(s). You will need to know details of the medication you are taking, any special needs you may have when travelling and any treatment you are currently receiving.

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Avanti considers all medical conditions, with many being covered for FREE*

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*Many pre-existing medical conditions can be covered FREE when calling our UK contact centre.

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