Lions Diabetes Awareness Month

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During the month of November, join Lions everywhere in the fight against diabetes by planning diabetes awareness month activities in your community.

What you should know about diabetes:

  • Over 360 million people worldwide have diabetes.
  • The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) estimates that by 2030, over 550 million people in the world will have the disease.
  • Every 8 seconds, someone dies from complications of diabetes.
  • Diabetes is among the top 10 causes of disability.
  • Children die of Type 1 diabetes in low- and middle-income countries because they lack access to life-saving insulin.

What your Lions club can do to help:

  • Host a diabetes screening in your community.
  • Volunteer at a diabetes recreational camp.
  • Enhance or develop community education programs about diabetes.
  • Provide medication and supplies for families in need.
  • Observe World Diabetes Day on November 14 by planning a Strides diabetes awareness event.

For more information about diabetes, visit our Diabetes Resources Center.