Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Coverage for this illness ends on the insured person's 24th birthday.

Definition

Type 1 diabetes mellitus means a definite diagnosis where the insured person has total insulin deficiency and continuous dependence on exogenous insulin for survival. Dependence on insulin must persist for a continuous period of at least three months.

The diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus must be:

  • made before the insured person's 24th birthday, and
  • made by a specialist.