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Diabetes Screening

What We Do

Diabetes is one of the biggest causes of blindness in Ireland. The Lions Diabetes Screening programme will detect people with undiagnosed diabetes and get them to the treatment which may save their lives, save their sight or save their limbs.

Free Diabetes Screening

Bray Lions Club run a free diabetes screening service a number of times during the year. These screenings are usually run in Tesco Bray or other local pharmacies, and members of the public are screened by trained volunteer nurses with instant results. The process involves a tiny pin-prick to the finger, and the patient is given their blood-sugar level. On average 250 people take part in each screening, and we refer about 3% to GP services.

Please check our Facebook page to see the date of our next screening.

Raising Diabetes Awareness, Preserving Sight

The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 371 million people worldwide have diabetes, a global epidemic that is expected to affect 552 million by 2030.

Diabetes and Sight Loss

People with diabetes are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy (eye disease). It is the leading cause of vision loss in adults of working age (20 to 65 years) in industrialised countries. 74% of people who have diabetes for 10 years or more will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy. All people with diabetes - both Type 1 and Type 2 - are at risk. That's why everyone with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year.

Bray Lions Club Diabetes Programme

Along with conducting regular local Free Diabetes Screenings Bray Lions Club maintain an active role in promoting Diabetes Awareness;

  • In the past, Bray Lions Club raised over 185,000 to help buy a Digital Retinal Imagining Scanner for the Diabetes Unit in Loughlinstown Hospital. Learn more...


  • We have also raised over 82,000 to fund a scholarship in UCD in the area of Diabetes Diet. Learn more...



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