diabetes awareness and action


10% of America

According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 34.2 million people in the United States, or over 10% of the population, have diabetes.

1 in 5 don't know

One in five people with diabetes don’t know they have the disease. This is a big problem, as management of diabetes is key to staying healthy.

88 million at risk

An estimated 88 million American adults have prediabetes. A simple one minute test will tell you if you are at risk.

Local U.P.

1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, and most don’t know it. Do the math, could it be you?

2x as expensive

Medical costs for people with diabetes are two times higher for people with diabetes than those who don’t have diabetes.


Spend a minute on your health, take the risk test, and find out if you are at high risk for developing diabetes. With prediabetes, action is the key!

This is a one minute test!

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Take the test below!

This is a one minute test!

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Preview of diabetes worksheet

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QR code linking to the diabetes test.

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Lions International diabetes logo.
  • Lions around the world are making diabetes a focus of their service.
  • We're helping educate the world on the need for diabetes research, programs and initiatives.
  • Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of diabetes in the coming years through service, investment and kindness.
  • Alert sign.
  • American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day Observed in America the 4th Tuesday of March!
  • It’s a one day wake up call that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk of developing diabetes or health problems linked to diabetes.
  • We encourage you to find out if you or someone you love is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the One Minute Diabetes Risk Test.
  • World Diabetes Day sign.
  • Throughout the month of November, we celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Month & World Diabetes Day.
  • A time to get educated, find resources and make sure all those around you are aware of their risk of getting diabetes or serious health complications linked to diabetes.
  • A time of awareness for programs, screenings, campaigns and events intended to educate community members on the impact of diabetes.
  • SNAP program logo.
  • If you have trouble being able to pay for your food, help may be available through the SNAP program.
  • Some people have difficulty with being able to by healthful food like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meat or fish. For some, it is about not having enough money. Many also may not have a place nearby to buy food or the food choices may be limited and cost too much.
  • Having access to nutritious food is especially important if you live with a health condition like diabetes. Too much or too little food can make your blood sugars go too high or too low. Also, the type of food you eat can also affect your blood sugars. Blood sugars thar are often too high can lead to more health problems like stroke, heart attacks, or kidney disease.

    Two food trucks, the cleaner one saying 'You are what you eat, choose more whole foods!' and the dirtier one saying 'Avoid processed foods and sweets.'

    We have a HUGE problem that is very frightening – Over 85% of people living with prediabetes don’t even know that they have a serious health condition. If someone is obese and has prediabetes, it almost guarantees he or she will develop type 2 diabetes unless he or she takes action to address prediabetes.

    80,000 Yoopers live with prediabetes and don’t know it!

    Plate of steak and fries.
  • We live in a supersized world.
  • Average portion sizes have grown so much over the past 20 years, that sometimes the plate arrives and there’s enough food for two or even three people on it. Growing portion sizes are changing what Americans think of as a “normal” portion at home too. Eating normal portions in a supersized world can take some getting used too.
  • Size matters! Be mindful of your portion sizes, the average plate today is bigger than it was 20 years ago.
  • Woman at a drivethru.
  • Food is everywhere, 24/7.
  • The traditional family dinner is increasingly being replaced by the consumption of fast food. Many fast foods tend to be high in saturated fat, sugar, salt, and calories.
  • Fast foods tend to be high in saturated fat, sugar, salt, and calories. Eat less of these foods.
  • Woman at a computer with her hands at her temples.
  • We're too busy to be active.
  • Organize your busy life to be a better life. Being healthy means your busy life will be a better life. You will fit more in to your day without being exhausted by the evening. Time to get organized!
  • Choose activities that appeal to you, and schedule them with a workout buddy.
  • Microwave on a counter.
  • If we eat, why can't we cook?
  • Many people don’t know how to cook. So they open a package and heat things up. Packaged food is often high in salt and/or sugar and low in nutrients and fiber. What people eat can be medicine or poison.
  • Nutrition is one of the most powerful things you can change to prevent or treat diabetes, high blood pressure and many other health conditions.
  • We live in a nation where 72% of adults are overweight or obese and over 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and 88 million adults have prediabetes.

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    Testimonial screenshot from Governer Gretchen Whitmer.

    “Let it be known, that it is a tremendous honor to congratulate the Lions of Michigan for the exceptional professionalism in organizing and implementing the "Diabetes Awareness And Action" project.”