Lions Clubs International and LCIF are dedicated to empowering Lions and Leos around the world to fight diabetes by serving their communities one by one. 

Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas can no longer make insulin, or the body cannot effectively use insulin.

Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the bloodstream into the cells in the body to produce energy. The body breaks down all carbohydrate foods into glucose in the blood, and insulin helps glucose move into the cells.

When the body cannot produce or use insulin effectively, this leads to high blood glucose levels, called hyperglycaemia. Over the long-term high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.

Limbs for Life Foundation


 Provides payment for lower limb prosthetics of amputees who are U.S. citizens or legal residents and who have no other means to get a prosthetic. Co-payments/Co-insurance is not funded by Limbs for Life. 



Provides low cost or free diabetic supplies to persons with diabetes who are eligible through Medicare or private insurance.