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Diabetes Overview

Diabetes contributes to more than 5 million deaths a year, making it the eighth-leading cause of death in the world. And the numbers are rising. Lions and Leos are confronting this global health emergency by raising awareness of diabetes through Strides events, expanding access to care through screening and treatment programs, and improving quality of life through diabetes camps and community recreational programs. We believe we can help prevent and control this global epidemic by uniting Lions and Leos around this cause.

Diabetes Camp for Kids

Watch children with diabetes enjoy an incredible Lions camp experience, and see the camaraderie that keeps campers and counselors coming back year after year.

Updates

Read the 2016 WHO Global Report on Diabetes to better understand this global epidemic.

Children Symposium reimbursement opportunities are still available. Consider hosting a symposium addressing diabetes in children.

Act Now

Find 25 project ideas to help fight diabetes in your community.
Help people get treatment for this often undiagnosed disease.
Have fun raising awareness and funds for diabetes in your community.
Expand your diabetes education, prevention and treatment project to the district or multiple district level.
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