Child diabetes mellitus Type 1

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

January 2018 (CSC)

Child diabetes mellitus Type 1 – requiring permanent insulin injections

A definite diagnosis of Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes mellitus by an appropriate medical specialist. There must be abrupt onset, accompanied by ketonuria or other biochemical evidence of ketosis.

Permanent insulin injections must be the only effective treatment to prevent life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis and these must have continued for a period of at least 12 months.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • gestational diabetes unless the child has been on continuous insulin injections to prevent diabetic ketoacidosis for 12 months after delivery of a baby; and
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus including if treated with oral medications or treated with insulin to improve diabetic control; and
  • diabetes insipidus.

This is a new child-specific condition. It's available with Enhanced Children's Critical Illness Cover.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition