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The International Diabetes Federation reports that 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Lions recognize the needs of the world are changing, and have championed the cause of diabetes to better serve both our communities and the world.


Diabetes Facts

According to the World Health Organization, about 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, the majority living in low- and middle-income countries, and 1.6 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few decades. 


We Have a Plan

Serving in diverse communities all over the world, we see and feel the effects of diabetes and are doing something about it together.

Our Strategy

Reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve quality of life for those diagnosed.



There are many ways to get involved in serving the diabetes global cause. Explore our programs designed to help you and your club lead diabetes efforts in your community.

Strides for diabetes awareness

Strides events involve fun physical activity to help promote diabetes awareness and management. Learn more

Type 2 diabetes screening

Type 2 diabetes screening events are an important way to help your community understand their diabetes risk and take steps toward prevention. Learn more

Diabetes peer support groups

Diabetes peer support groups encourage the exchange of support of all types among community members living with diabetes. Learn more

Diabetes camps

Diabetes camps are designed to help enhance the quality of life for young people living with diabetes by providing diabetes management skills. Learn more


Our Story is Hope

See how Lions and Leos are making a difference through diabetes service efforts in communities around the world.

Diabetes Grants

Diabetes grants

Join the fight against diabetes by applying for an LCIF Mini Grant, available now to local Lions clubs worldwide. Learn more

Matching grants

Make the services and improvements your community needs most a reality through a standard LCIF Matching Grant. Available now to Lions districts and multiple districts worldwide. Learn more

Leo grants

Encourage and empower the next generation of service leaders by applying for an LCIF Leo Grant. Available now to Lions clubs worldwide. Learn more

District and club community impact grants

Expand your service and make a greater impact in your community. Available to districts and clubs worldwide who qualify. Learn more

See All Grants


Lions and Leos are raising awareness for diabetes all around the world and celebrating their service using the hashtag above. Explore #LIONSFIGHTDIABETES on social media to see how Lions are making a difference.