Lions in Ireland have a proud history in promoting awareness of diabetes over the last 30 years. Our flagship project for more than 20 years has been running a 3-day diabetes awareness programme at the National Ploughing Championships.
Lions Clubs Ireland adopted Diabetes as a Signature Project for our District at the District Convention in March 2020,
Statistics for the Island of Ireland highlight the scale of the challenge presented by diabetes. Diabetes Ireland & Diabetes UK (Northern Ireland) estimates that there are 340,000 individuals with diabetes in Ireland of which approximately 80% of these have Type 2 diabetes.