District Chair: Glendell Appleford email
We’re helping educate the world on the need for diabetes research, programs and initiatives.
Our goal is to reduce these statistics in the coming years through service, investment, and kindness.
422 million+ people are currently living with diabetes
projected to be 552 million by 2030
5 million deaths each year are a result of Diabetes 8 th leading cause of death
1 in 3 low income regions say they have the technology to diagnose and manage diabetes
We know that diabetes:
Diabetes is easily preventable talk with your Doctor about your health and having regular blood tests
Diabetes and Sight Loss
People with diabetes are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy. It's the leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age (20 to 65 years) in industrialized countries.
74% of people who have diabetes for 10 years or more will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy.
All people with diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2 are at risk. That's why everyone with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.
With these statistics and concerns in mind, Lions can get involved with the Diabetes Awareness and Action Program. Our work supports diabetes awareness, education, control, prevention and research.
Lap the Map - in November, we are calling for Australians to ‘Lap the Map’ for diabetes prevention.
Lions Clubs across the country will be hosting family friendly walks and community events to promote healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the Diabetes epidemic in Australia. Check with your local Lions club