LIONS DIABETES AWARENESS FOUNDATION OF MULTIPLE DISTRICT 35
Diabetes Awareness Screenings
A screening test can detect the possibility of diabetes. Lions clubs often arrange for free diabetes screenings to be performed in their communities. To conclude that a person has diabetes would require medical testing.
Lions Organize Free Diabetes Awareness Screenings for the Public
Dr. Freedman (in white) and the Naples Lions Club Screeners
Lion Norma Callahan with Lion Screener Hank Lunsford from Sarasota Lions Club at Screening in Sarasota
St. Lucie County Fair Screening. Held February to March. Biggest screening in our Multiple District. Over 600 screenings.
Lions clubs are encouraged to partner with healthcare professionals to carry out joint diabetes screening projects as a suggested activity as well as combining a test for diabetic retinopathy with glaucoma testing whenever such an activity is undertaken. Lions adhere to the appropriate healthcare laws and regulations that are in effect for their jurisdiction when conducting healthcare screenings. Many healthcare regulations require any blood tests to be conducted by a licensed healthcare professional.
Provide advance publicity to local news outlets. Post flyers throughout the community informing the public about the date and location of the screening.
On the day of the screening, Lions can:
After the screening, Lions can: