In Hong Kong, 1 in every 10 people has diabetes, ie around 700,000 people suffer from diabetes, and the number continues to rise.(1)
Meanwhile, pre-diabetes has no clear symptoms and is associated with Type 2 diabetes and diseases of heart and blood vessels as well. (2). Patients with Type 1 diabetes, meantime need daily injections of insulin to control the level
of glucose in their blood.
Diabetes can incur significant long-term medical costs and potentially lead to a wide range of complications, yet there is a silver lining.
Diabetes can however, be properly managed through medical treatment and through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise.
Cigna is here to help.
Cigna HealthFirst DiaMedic Plan (hereafter “the Plan”) is Cigna's pioneering solution for diabetic patients or people at high risk.
1. Hospital Authority, Hong Kong; http://www21.ha.org.hk/smartpatient/SPW/en-us/Disease-Information/Chronic-Diseases-
Zone/Details/?guid=c73a0386-fe66-42eb-a979-7619ac8359da (Date: 7 July 2017)
2. American Diabetes Association; http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diagnosis/
For more information, contact
- Mr Robin Brown email@example.com or
- Ms Romi Gill firstname.lastname@example.org
Cigna HealthFirst DiaMedic Plan
Through the Plan, Cigna is committed to providing inpatient cover, whether it relates to diabetes or not, giving additional peace of mind to customers with :
- Type 1 or
- Type 2 diabetes, or
- those with pre-diabetes.
Issue ages range from 15 days to 75 years old.
In addition to covering most of your treatment expenses associated with diabetes, Cigna rewards you for the healthy progress you make, and provides you with tools for better disease management.
Cigna's aim is to proactively cultivate your good health, beyond just addressing the complications of the disease.
What is HbA1c?
HbA1c is an important marker of diabetes control. It reflects a patient’s average glucose level over the last 2 to 3
months. Levels should ideally be maintained at less than 6.5%.1
The reason HbA1c is so important is that it is strongly correlated to long-term health outcomes for diabetics.
According to the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study2 (UKPDS), for every 1% drop in HbA1c, your risk of a
related complication is lowered by:
As a part of the plan, Cigna offers a powerful and intelligent digital diabetes management tool:
Blood glucose monitoring and healthy lifestyle are essential for managing diabetes.
This is why Cigna partnered with one of the top healthcare mobile apps, “Health2Sync”, empowering
you to engage in day-to-day disease management, with a 1-year free trial of premium version
after policy issuance.
After 3 months of use, “Health2Sync” app users found a drop in their blood glucose and HbA1C levels by an average of 6.4% and 1.6% respectively2, which helped control their conditions.
For more information, please refer to the “Health2Sync Mobile App” leaflet below.
Diabetic Insurance Documents
Health2Sync Mobile App