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Diabetics benefit from new travel insurance

The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)

IDF Europe has set up a new travel insurance policy for people living with diabetes in Europe. Arranged by PSR Insurance Brokers, it is underwritten by AXA Insurance and only available online.


The policy offers cover for diabetes as standard provided that the condition is controlled on normal medication and not related to any complications such as impaired kidney function, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, leg or foot ulcers, retinal damage, nerve damage, amputation of foot or leg, liver damage.


The maximum age is 70.The policy offers comprehensive cover and is competitively priced. It includes cover for the following:

  • cancellation & curtailment
  • emergency medical & other expenses
  • hospital benefit
  • personal accident
  • baggage, money, passport and documents
  • personal liability
  • delayed & missed departure
  • legal expenses & assistance


The policy is available to any person living in over 30 European countries.


The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe), represents 65 diabetes associations in 47 European countries.


Chris Delicata of IDF Europe says, "This is a ground-breaking development that will help those living with diabetes in Europe and who wish to travel with peace of mind.” 

Travel insurance news: 6 February 2012