Diabetes peer support groups
There are 463 million people living with diabetes around the world. Diabetes peer support groups allow your club, district or multiple district to actively support the diabetes community through hands-on service.
In the short term, diabetes peer support group participants establish connection and learn diabetes management skills from their peers. Over time, participants will feel a sense of community and acceptance that can lead to a better quality of life.
What are diabetes peer support groups?
Diabetes peer support groups are groups that encourage practical, social and emotional support exchanged between members of the community who are living with diabetes.
Did you know that in 2019, Lions and Leos reported over 1,100 activities to help increase or enhance diabetes peer support?
Diabetes peer support groups resources
The resources below feature everything you need to successfully start, run and improve a diabetes peer support group — including sample forms, group activities, frequently asked questions, surveys and more.
Diabetes Peer Support Groups Workbook—Coming soon!
Diabetes Peer Support Groups Appendices—Coming soon!
Diabetes Support Groups Project Planner
Use the resources below to help you make the most of your diabetes peer support group — from planning tips and fact sheets to resources on engaging your community and much more!
Diabetes peer support group testimonials
Report your support group service
Have you planned a diabetes peer support group? Report your project in the MyLion® section of your Lion Account or your regional reporting system! Remember, virtual service projects count toward your service reporting. This information helps us to better support you!