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Life Insurance

When you apply for Life Insurance you need to detail your pre-existing medical history to the insurer for them to fully assess your application. For someone with metabolic syndrome this will involve detailing the type of diabetes that you have, your high blood pressure and BMI. The insurer will want to know how severe your symptoms are, the medications that are in use, your waist circumference and possibly your dress/trouser size. You will also need to detail any other medical conditions that you have and you may find that the insurer asks to speak with your GP to confirm your health. This should cause you no concern and is arranged at the insurers expense.

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Critical Illness Cover

There are some specialist policies that are able to offer Critical Illness insurance to those who are diabetic. You should be fully aware with these policies that they often place a number of exclusions on the policy claims set due to the diabetes. You should make sure that you familiarise yourself with exactly what you are and are not covered for when arranging this cover.

Please use the links below to establish the range of insurance products that are available for you to apply for with your medical diagnosis.

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Income Protection

When you apply for Income Protection and have metabolic syndrome you should be prepared that the insurer will exclude any claim relating to your diabetes at least. Depending upon the severity of the condition there is the potential that you will be declined Income Protection cover. If you are declined Income Protection it is possible to protect your income using an Accident and Sickness insurance policy instead. These policies are not medically underwritten so you will be accepted for the cover regardless of having metabolic syndrome, however any claim that you place will exclude any pre-existing medical conditions that you have.

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Metabolic Syndrome

Below we provide links to our dedicated pages about the three constituent parts of metabolic syndrome. Each page provides further detail as to how policies such as Life Insurance, Life and Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection are handled when you have the condition.

Metabolic syndrome can also be more prevalent in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Any and all of the above conditions must be disclosed upon Life, Life and Critical Illness or Income Protection policy that you apply for.

Types of Insurance Available:

You can apply for any of the following insurances through ourselves

  • Accident, Sickness and Unemployment: Please note that accident and sickness cover will likely exclude anything linked to existing conditions that you have.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Buildings and Contents

For more information on specific health conditions, pastimes, occupations and countries please select here:

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Summary definition

Metabolic syndrome is a generic term used when an individual is diagnosed with a combination of a high bmi, high blood pressure and diabetes. Being diagnosed with all three of these conditions can lead to increased risks of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and atherosclerosis. The condition is very common within the UK and is generally inherited or due to being overweight or physically inactive. For some it is possible to reverse the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome by making different lifestyle choices.

Other Services Available

You can apply for any of the following services through ourselves

* Please note that accident and sickness cover will likely exclude pre-existing health conditions.
** These services are placed with our selected partners.

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