District Chair Bernadette Craig email
Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system
* 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
There are more than 4,400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes. Annually, more than 1,700 people with diabetes die as a direct result of foot ulcers and lower limb wounds. source
Close to 320,000 hospitalisations for cardiovascular and/or kidney disease with diabetes per year. source
Good news - type 2 diabetes may be delayed, and in some cases even prevented, by adopting a healthy lifestyle. And if you have diabetes, you can live a long an healthy life with the right management strategies.
Diabetes and Sight Loss
People living with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetes related complications and our work aims to reduce these risks.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age (20 to 65 years) in industrialized countries.
The Lions Eye Health Program addresses one of these diabetes related complications, diabetic retinopathy.
Lions are helping educate the world on the need for diabetes research, programs and health initiatives. Our goal is to reduce these statistics in the coming years through service, investment, and kindness.
If you have any of these, please consider having an assessment with a health care professional asap.
Please also consider having a thorough health assessment at least once a year.
Lions are involved with the Diabetes Awareness and Action Programs.
Our work supports diabetes awareness, education, control, prevention and research.
Lions Medical Research Foundation - gestational Diabetes Dr Olivia Holland
Lap the Map (LTM) - on Saturday morning 14th November 2020 - how to get involved
We are calling for Australians to join us and ‘Lap the Map’ for diabetes prevention
Lions Clubs across the country will be hosting family friendly walks and community events. We are promoting healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the Diabetes epidemic in Australia. Check with your local Lions club or look for locations using the Google mapping
forward by 31 October to PCC (GST Chair) Rodd Chignell firstname.lastname@example.org
|LTM Manual||Resources Q 3 list|
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Lions empowering service -diabetes https://youtu.be/z21yfmdxly8
Lions make mark on world diabetes day https://youtu.be/-vP5wd9JwZI
Images for more images contact Peter Wilkes email@example.com
Lions Global cause -diabetes https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/give-our-focus-areas/diabetes
MD 201 Strategy Document for Diabetes 2019 - 2021 https://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MD201-Lions-Australia-Diabetes-Strategy.pdf
Lions- diabetes project ideas https://lionsclubs.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/gst1A.pdf
Diabetes Qld https://www.diabetesqld.org.au/
National Diabetes Services Scheme https://www.ndss.com.au/about-diabetes/resources/
Q 3 Lions Global Causes - Diabetes Chair