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Make Your Mark for World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is November 14, 2019, and we’re teaming up with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to increase awareness around a disease that affects 1 in 11 people.

We’re asking Lions and clubs to participate in a challenge to screen 1 million people for type 2 diabetes. Together, we can educate communities to better understand, prevent and care for diabetes.


2 Ways to Participate

Option One

Online Risk Assessment

Finding out if you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes is simple. You can complete the Test2Prevent in roughly 10 minutes and a few clicks—then encourage others to take the assessment.

Option Two

Organize a Service Project

Clubs can make a difference by organizing a screening project in their communities. Get started by using the step-by-step guides and resources provided by Lions International.


Report Your Screening


To reach our goal of 1 million screened, it's important for all of us to report our service. After your club’s screening, be sure to report your activity on MyLion.

Report Here



Plan Your Service Project


Increase your community's awareness of type 2 diabetes by utilizing one of the two project planners below. Use the additional support documents to help you along the way.

Type 2 Diabetes Screening   Type 2 Diabetes Risk Awareness Event

Additional Resources

Diabetes Fact Sheets
Diabetes Advocacy
Learn More About Diabetes 
Learn More About Diabetes Grants
World Diabetes Day Local Press Release Template (New)