Oak Ridges Lions Club
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Lions from around the world voted to make diabetes our primary cause moving into the future. We’re helping educate the world on the need for diabetes-related research, programs and initiatives. Learn more about diabetes, and get involved!?
World Diabetes Day
Diabetes is the signature cause of Lions and Leos around the world. This year, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) we’re on a mission to make our mark by screening 1 million people for type 2 diabetes. Help us reach our goal by taking the online risk assessment.
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.
Diabetes can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In most high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. It is expected to affect 629 million adults by 2045.