Lions International District 4-L4

LIONS District 4-L4
Orange County &
Parts of Los Angeles &
San Bernardino Counties

District 4-L4
Diabetes Awareness Program

It is estimated that more than 200 million people have diabetes. They are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that transmits visual messages via the optic nerve to the brain. When this delicate tissue is damaged by diabetic retinopathy, the result may be visual impairment or blindness.

Diabetes awareness was adopted as a long-term commitment of the Lions Clubs International in 1984. The primary objective of this Lions program is to reduce the number of new cases of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy through diabetes education, early detection and treatment, and support of research.

For information or a club presentation - contact:

Lion Brian Ballard, Chair
42 Rainbow Lake
Irvine, CA 92614
(Seal Beach Host Lions)
C (949) 231-2713

American Diabetes Association office - contact:
Sandy Cripe, Manager (714) 662-7940 ext. 7520

American Diabetes Association*
17752 Mitchell N, Suite H
Irvine, CA 92614
Visit the Diabetes Store online at:

*Affiliates: American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, Inc.; American Diabetes Association Title Holding Corporation; and 9 regional and 64 local offices.

IRC 501 (c)(3) public nonprofit organization