Diabetes is increasing worldwide. The number of people living with diabetes is more than 422 million and is expected to affect over 642 million by 2040. (World Health Organization). Lions conduct and support local and large-scale efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.
Here are resources and project ideas that can help you make a difference in your community:
Strides: Lions for Diabetes Awareness
Strides events include walking, dancing, cycling and running. They promote diabetes awareness and healthy exercise for people with diabetes or for those at risk for the disease.
The purpose of diabetes screening is to identify asymptomatic individuals who may have diabetes and not know it, and to refer them to qualified health care professionals for additional assessment.
Diabetes Partnerships and Organizations
Expand your community reach. Work with local diabetes organizations and Lions diabetes partners to:
- Provide community awareness and education programs
- Conduct diabetes screenings
- Improve greater access to health care, community support and diabetes management for those in need
Download diabetes brochures, flyers, handouts and other publications to help raise awareness in your community.
Organize diabetes service projects and activities in your area by becoming a diabetes chairperson in your club, district or multiple district.
LCIF Core 4 Diabetes Funding
This program awards multi-year grants for large-scale Lions efforts to support the expansion and enhancement of diabetes education, prevention and treatment programs.