Welcome to Atwater-Winton Lions Club, District 4-A1
Idea for Diabetes Awareness page…
World Diabetes Day was November 14th, 2021.
Two main bits of wisdom when I researched about diabetes:
- YOU ARE NOT ALONE
- DIABETES IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE.
Official Lions Club International content:
4 diabetes programs/projects
A. Strides for Diabetes Awareness
B. Type 2 diabetes screening
C. Diabetes peer support groups
D. Diabetes Camps program
End of LCI content.
This site is being developed.
Great news: people with diabetes could live longer than people without diabetes. Despite medical advancement, people are not getting the benefits. If you take one thing away, EXERCISE (see below).
My name is Eric Cheung, the webmaster. Future plan for this site is to be more oriented toward club activities vs. for the general public.
1. Californian Lions Club are using this main site to spread the words. Lions Brian Billard is the chairperson. He is working on the LCI Diabetes Matching Grant to buy two non-invasive and no dilation needed retinography camera to screen for early retinography damage.
Need: people to write grants and matching fund.
My understanding is the cost is $30k. With matching grant, we need to raise $15k. One camera used for Northern California and one camera used for Southern California. This is based on a successful model in Florida where they have 10 cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXbHrQ0Ge3c
2. California Lions Camp is looking for Lions to help setup a diabetes camp. They will need a committee of Lions. LCI has half day, full day, weekend, week long camp to choose from. Medical support will need to be arranged.
3. Interactive webinars or seminar. After thorough research, these three topics could reach the people in need. Much more interactive than traditional lecture style.
A. What are things about diabetes that drive you crazy
B. Diabetes on the cheap
C. Have a medical doctor to answer questions about diabetes
5. November National Diabetes Month
November Lions Diabetes Day
6. City of Hope Club Fundraising Page
7. March American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day
8. Complications with diabetes – a can of worms: extremely high or low blood sugar could cause life threatening events. Complications with legs, eyes, mouth and prolonged healing time.
So good management of diabetes will prevent these complications
9. Continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is awesome
10. LCI Store:
Join the Diabetes Program at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center second Monday of each month 6pm-7:30pm pacific time for a virtual support group for adults with diabetes.
Get support and interaction with peers on a variety of diabetes-related topics, including insulin-pump related issues.
The support group is free, and significant others are welcome.
Please call (562) 933-5043 or email at: Lkerr@memorialcare.org for more information.9People Reached0EngagementsBoost PostLikeCommentShare
12. EXERCISE. I put it way at the bottom so higher chance you will read through all these activities. You don’t need to wait for Strides event or climb Mount Everest. Start something small. Walk an extra block to get your mail. Half a block. Walk around the house one or two times more a day. Walk a little bit more when you can.