- 422 million people worldwide have Diabetes (WHO 2014), particularly in low and middle-income countries
- This number is expected to rise to 578 million by 2030
- Diabetes is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide
- One in two adults living with type 2 diabetes are undiagnosed
The global explosion in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes has prompted Lions clubs International to designate Diabetes as a Signature Projects for Lions worldwide.