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Want immediate insurance coverage for diabetes? Apply for a customised plan

Though costlier, they offer coverage for both type I and II diabetes, and to those with high levels of HbA1C

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Sanjay Kumar Singh

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A recent study published in The Lancet says that diabetes currently afflicts 101 million individuals in India. Another 136 million could be suffering from pre-diabetes. These figures considerably surpass the previous estimates of the World Health Organization, which had put the number of diabetics and pre-diabetics at 77 million and 25 million, respectively. Those suffering from the disease should consider purchasing customised plans offered by insurers.

Getting coverage becomes difficult

Insurers regard diabetics as high-risk. “If unchecked, diabetes can affect various organs such as the eyes, heart, nerves, and kidneys. Such persons need to see a doctor frequently for complications

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First Published: Jun 28 2023 | 8:06 PM IST

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