Lions Strides Walk & Car Show

In an effort to promote Diabetes Awareness, the Lions of District 2-S1 are hosting the Annual Lions Strides Walk on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in Lumberton. Proceeds from the Walk will be utilized to enhance the two diabetic sessions at the Texas Lions Camp located in Kerrville, Texas. Children with disabilities, including diabetes, are provided the opportunity to attend a one-week session at no charge. Join us on November 10th to Walk for Diabetes Awareness and learn more about the Texas Lions Camp.

Walk Registration
Car Show Registration

Lions For Diabetes Awareness

More than 29 million US adults have diabetes and 86 million US adults are considered pre-diabetic. Approximately 1.25 million diabetics are living with type 1 diabetes including 200,000 youths (less than 20 years old). When the body doesn’t have enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or can’t use it effectively (type 2 diabetes), blood sugar builds up in the blood. High blood sugar levels can lead to complications including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation.

People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin for life to survive. Their life is a constant balancing act of monitoring blood sugar level, injecting or continually infusing insulin through a pump, and balancing insulin doses with eating and daily activities throughout the day and night. People with type 2 diabetes utilize healthy eating, regular physical activity, and medication to lower blood sugar to help prevent or delay complications. Both groups need to work closely with healthcare providers to receive education, check-ups, and support to self-manage their health.