Free Diabetes Screenings


Raising Diabetes Awareness, Preserving Sight

The World Health Organization estimates that 246 million people worldwide have diabetes, a global epidemic that is expected to affect 380 million by 2025.

Diabetes and Sight Loss

People with diabetes are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy. Approximately two percent of all people who have had diabetes for 15 years become blind, while about 10 percent develop a severe visual impairment. There are risk factors around diabetes and eyesight. For instance, evidence indicates high blood pressure and smoking may worsen diabetic eye disease.

Lions and Diabetes Awareness

With these statistics and concerns in mind, Lions adopted diabetes awareness as a long-term commitment. Our work supports diabetes education, treatment, research and early detection. A screening test can detect diabetes. The Chiefland Lions club holds free diabetes screenings in the community.



6/2/12-Lion Donna testing Lion friend Carrol's blood sugar-She hadn't even gotten stuck yet!



Diabetes Screening at the Chiefland Watermelon Festival-June 2011
Pictured: Lions Jackie, Teresa, and Donna


June 2012-Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Screeners Pictured: Lions Katie, Jackie, and Donna



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