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Information for Diabetes Chairpersons

Organize Diabetes Service Projects

More than 382 million worldwide have diabetes, and the number of people with diabetes is increasing in every country.  Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart attacks and stroke, and early death. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that by 2035 there will be 592 million living with the disease.

Organize diabetes service projects and activities in your area by becoming a diabetes chairperson in your club or district.  Motivate clubs to undertake service projects that:

The district diabetes chairperson is appointed by the district governor; the multiple district diabetes chairperson is appointed by the council chairperson.  By working together, multiple district, district and club diabetes chairpersons can organize effective service projects to help fight diabetes in their communities.  

Diabetes Chairperson Responsibilities

Set goals:

Communicate goals and project ideas:

Incorporate new project ideas contributed by clubs:

Arrange seminars and workshops for club chairpersons:

Solicit feedback:

Report diabetes projects to the district cabinet and to the local media:

Online Resources

A variety of resources are available to assist you in your role as diabetes chairperson:

LCIF Grant Funding

Learn more about the Diabetes Core 4 Grant Program and the SightFirst Grant Program.


District and multiple district chairpersons and clubs can receive awards in recognition of their service for Diabetes Awareness and Action:   

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