The Thalia Lions Club Diabetes Awareness Committee is under the overall supervision of the Third Vice President.

The Lions Diabetes Awareness Program was introduced in 1984. Lions became involved in diabetes education because diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among people between the ages of 20 to 74. Nearly one half of people with known diabetes have some degree of diabetic retinopathy which affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The primary objective of the 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. Lions are especially encouraged to conduct awareness activities in their communities throughout the year. Lions Diabetes Education Month is celebrated in November. The Lions Diabetes Awareness Program Mission Statement is:

To conduct and support local and large-scale effort leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.”

The United Nations General Assembly on Dec 21, 2006 passed a landmark Resolution recognizing the global threat of the diabetes epidemic. For the first time, governments have acknowledged that a non-infectious disease poses as serious a threat to world health.

It is estimated that more than 230 million people have diabetes world wide. This number is expected to rise to a staggering 350 million by 2025. More than 23.6 million Americans have diabetes which almost two times more than the rest of the world. And more than 20% of those Americans or about 5.7 million don’t know that they have the disease. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in America with over 200,000 Americans dying each year of diabetes-related complications.

24D: Clubs desiring to do Diabetes screening in conjunction with the use of the Mobile Sight and Hearing Van should contact Lion Randy Foster @ 757-416-8337. Lion Randy is responsible for seeing to it that the Diabetes Kit is filled and available for the Van Driver to pick up the day of Thalia's event. If the Thalia Sight and Hearing Van coordinator fails to contact Lion Randy at least 3 to 4 days before the event, Thalia might get a kit that is not well stocked. The Thalia Sight and Hearing Van event coordinator needs to contact Lion Randy and keep him informed.

IMPORTANT. Individuals cannot be screened if they have not filled out and signed the Diabetes Permission form in both areas where they are required. Also, the results of the test should be documented on this sheet also. This is very important and will protect us from any liability issues. Please take the time. Also, please collect and retain these sheets for our records. If you use the Sight and Hearing Van, place completed sheets with the kit and they will be collected by the Diabetes Van Coordinator. If you have an independent kit, please collect these sheets and find a way to get the completed ones back to Lion Randy Jones 421-3006 cell 450-6118 (Diabetes Coordinator for the Region) or Lion Ed Novak 410-2823 cell 268-4668 (Diabetes Chair). Please call District Governor Lion Gary T. Rapier (757-469-5493 cell 757-967-9970) if you have any questions about these sheets. Also, Lion Darlene 483-0199 cell 535-6827 can be reached if you have any questions about Diabetes testing and issues you find. Remember to follow protocols and be safe in all our controls and practices. Every effort should be made to put Diabetes screening on the Thalia schedule.

Diabetes Only Resources
Albemarle Regional Health Services
711 Roanoke Avenue, Elizabeth
City, NC 27909
Phone: Diabetes Education - 252-338-4370 (cost)
Support Group – 252-384-4139 (free)
Nutrition Education – 252-338-4370 (cost)
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
150 Kingsley Lane, Norfolk, VA 23505

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-889-2273 (free)
Support Group – 757-889-2273 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-398-2094 (free)
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernadine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-886-6700 (free)
Support Group – 757-947-3391 (free)
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
3636 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-889-2273 (free)
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
800 Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-312-6132 (cost)
Nutrition Education – 757-312-6132 (cost)
Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (pediatric patients only to age 21)
Location: 601 Children’s Way, Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-668-8609 (free)
Support Group – 757-668-8609 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-668-8609 (cost)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) The Leonard R. Streliz Diabetes Institute
855 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-446-8477 (cost)
Support Group – 757-446-8478 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-446-5913 (cost)
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (Military)
Location: 620 John Paul Jones circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-953-2116 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757 953-2627
Riverside Endocrinology Diabetes Center
11844 Rock Landing Drive
, Suite B, Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-534-5050 (cost)
Support Group – 757-534-5050 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-989-8830 (?)
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Location: 7519 Hospital drive, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: Diabetes Education – 804-693-8880 ext 588 (cost)
Support Group – 804-693-8880 ext 588 (free)
Nutrition Education – 804-693-8800 ext 588 (cost)
Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Location: Several Peninsula Locations
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-875-7533 (cost)
Nutrition Education – 757-875-7533 (cost)
Sentara Bayside Hospital
Location: 800 Independence Blvd., VA Beach, VA 23455
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-363-6834 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-388-2030 (cost)
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
300 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666

Phone: Diabetes Education – 1-800-736-8272 (cost)
Support Group – 757-827-2313 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-827-2313 (cost)
Sentara Indian River Therapy Center
5660 Indian River Road, Suite 121
, VA Beach, VA 23464
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-961-4974 (cost)
Nutrition Education – 757-961-4974 (cost)
Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-388-2030 (cost)
Support Group – 757-261-4705 (free)
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk, VA 23507

Phone: Diabetes Education – 1-800-736-8272 (cost)
Sentara Obici Hospital
2800 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-934-4879 (cost)
Support Group – 757-934-4721 (free)
Nutrition Education – 757-934-4721 (cost)
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Location: 1060 First Colonial Road, Va. Beach, VA 23454
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-395-8836 (cost)
Nutrition Education – 757-395-8836 (cost)
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Location: 100 Sentara circle, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: Diabetes Education – 757-984-7106 (cost)
Nutrition Education – 757-984-7106 (cost)
Diabetes Health Information:
Access Partnership
For information on Hampton Roads health centers, clinics & dental care – 757-853-8500
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Greater Hampton Roads – Virginia Office & Northeastern North Carolina
Phone: 757-424-6662
American Diabetes Association (ADA) National Office
Phone: 1-800-342-2383
International Diabetes Center
Phone: 1-888-825-6315 or 952-993-3393
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Phone: 757-497-2202 (local)
1-800-533-2873 (national)
National Diabetes Education Program
National Institute of Health
State of Virginia Diabetes Education Program
Virginia Association of Free Clinics
Phone: 804-340-3434
Virginia Diabetes Council
* Online resource for employers designed specially to address the management of diabetes in the workplace – http://www.diabeteswork.org/
Free/Reduced Income free Clinics Dental and Diabetes

Shirley Bisciglia, Director, Dental Programs
611 West Brambleton Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23510
Clinic Location:
Park Place Multi Service Center
606 West 29th Street

Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 446-7756
Fax: (757) 623-5747
Email: bisciglias@seva-redcross.org
Serving: Norfolk city
Eligibility is determined by income and residency. The clinic requires that all persons requesting services be at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. They must be Norfolk residents age 18 or older and may not have an existing patient relationship with a dentist. A high percentage of those we see have chronic medical problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Pre-medicating these patients is often necessary.
Susan Hellstrom, Executive Director
3396 Holland Road, Suite 102

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 428-5601
Fax: (757) 428-7872
Email: beachhealthclinic@gmail.com
Website: www.beachhealthclinic.org
Serving: Virginia Beach city
The Beach Health Clinic serves the uninsured population of Virginia Beach. Our patients all fall at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, and they are required to provide financial information for verification. Of the 2,217 patients seen in 2003, 82% were below 125% of the poverty level. By looking at the number of patient visits the clinic provided last year (more than 11,000) compared with the total number of patients seen, it is obvious that our patients come for multiple visits throughout the year for continuing treatment of their chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and hypertension.
Cathy Revell, Executive Director
2145 Military Highway South

Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone: (757) 545-5700
Fax: (757) 545-7706
Email: crevell@chesapeakecare.org
Website: www.chesapeakecare.org
Serving: Chesapeake city, Norfolk city, Portsmouth city, Virginia Beach city
Chesapeake Care was founded in October 1992. Throughout our history, Chesapeake Care's mission remains constant: To provide free healthcare to families without health insurance earning below 200% of the federal poverty income guideline. Our vision, adopted in February 2007 is: Chesapeake Care Free Clinic changes lives through education and compassionate healthcare.
Current services include medical and dental care, medications, lab and diagnostic testing, case management, diabetic clinic, health education, follow-up and preventive care, and support groups for Chesapeake residents and dental services for uninsured, low income individuals residing throughout Hampton Roads. We rely heavily on the generosity of on-site licensed volunteers, medical assistants and clerical volunteers supported by a skeleton staff. Over 100 volunteer physicians in the community offer specialty care and consultations on a referral basis. Partnerships with area hospitals, diagnostic centers, community agencies and donors are critical to our ability to serve patients each day.
A profile of our 2007 patient population follows: :
• 100% have no health insurance coverage at all (medical, dental, vision or prescription)
• 100% earn <>
• 81% household incomes fall at or below the 2007 FPIG
• 48% Caucasian, 48% African American, 3% Hispanic, 1% American Indian
• 70% are female, 30% are male
• 61% are currently employed, 39% are actively looking for employment, temporarily or permanently disabled, recent graduates, or unemployed
• 68% have at least one chronic condition
• Top 5 diagnoses: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, asthma
Charlotte Dillow, Executive Director
PO Box 190

Hampton, VA 23669
Clinic Location:
317 Rip Rap Road

Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: (757) 850-8956
Fax: (757) 723-0649
Email: cdillow@help.hrcoxmail.com
Website: www.helphouse.org
Serving: Hampton city, Newport News city
H.E.L.P. Free Clinic, located in Hampton, serves the low-income poor and working populations of Hampton and Newport News who do not have health insurance. We are an acute medical clinic which will see patients who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level.
Charlotte Dillow, Executive Director
PO Box 190

Hampton, VA 23669
Clinic Location:
1310 Todd's Lane
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 848-5396
Fax: (757) 848-5390
Email: cdillow@help.hrcoxmail.com
Website: www.helphouse.org
H.E.L.P. Free Dental Clinic, located in Hampton, serves the low-income poor and working populations of Hampton and Newport News who do not have health/dental insurance. We see patients who earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Preventative and restorative dental work. No dentures.
EVMS (Eastern Virginia Medical School)
Clinic Location: Norfolk, VA
Assessment & evaluation of people of all ages with known or suspected brain dysfunction from disease, head injuries, strokes, learning disabilities, ADHD, etc. Fees based on income or no income
Phone: 757-446-8400
Service Area: Tidewater
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic
Clinic Location:
2276 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072

Phone: 804-642-9515
Fax: 804-684-3691
Service Area: Gloucester County, Mathews County
Lackey Free Clinic
Robert R. Bradley, Jr., LCSW, Executive Director
1620 Old Williamsburg Road

Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: (757) 886-0608
Fax: (757) 369-3821
Email: rbradley@olivetministries.org
Website: www.lackeyfreeclinic.com
Serving: York County, cities of Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg.
The Lackey Free Clinic is a faith-based free health ministry, and serves patients who live in Williamsburg, York County, and Newport News. We provide basic primary care medical services to adults and children residing in the area who fall below 200% of the federal poverty level and are not insured or are under-insured and who have no access to health care aside from the clinic. Many of our patients work multiple part-time jobs or full-time jobs but do not have health benefits.
* Accredited through the Virginia Association of Free Clinics
MAPP (Medication Access Program for Portsmouth)
Clinic Location:
1701 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

Provides generic medications for people without insurance, this emergency assistance is not on going. Referral is offered to the Patient Assistance Program of various drug companies.
Phone: 757-405-1800
Service Area: Portsmouth
Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center
Clinic Location:
3600 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23707

Provides medical services & medication assistance to indigent & uninsured in Portsmouth
Phone: 398-2449
Website: www.bonsecourshamptonroads.com
Service Area: Portsmouth
Northern Neck Free Health Clinic
Jean Nelson, Executive Director
PO Box 1694

Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Clinic Location:
51 Harris Drive

Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Phone: (804) 435-0575
Fax: (804) 435-9017
Email: nnfhc@verizon.net
Website: www.rivnet.net/nnfhc
Serving: Lancaster County, Middlesex County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County
The Northern Neck Free Health Clinic provides health care to persons in Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties. Our patients have a part-time or seasonal job, are waiting for government benefits, may have recently suffered a financial disaster, could be handicapped or disabled, meet the financial requirements and do not have access to Medicaid, Medicare or health insurance coverage.
Portsmouth Community Health Center
Clinic Location:
664 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, VA
Provides primary medical care without regard to patient’s ability to pay
Phone: 757-393-6363
Surry County Area Free Clinic
Terry Lewis, Executive Director
PO Box 32

Surry, VA 23883
Clinic Location:
479 Colonial Trace West
Surry, VA 23883
Phone: (757) 294-0132
Fax: (757) 294-3352
Email: tlewsur@peoplepc.com
Serving: Isle of Wight County, Prince George County, Southampton County, Surry County, Sussex County
The mission of the Surry Area Free Clinic is to provide medical, dental and pharmaceutical care to the area working poor, using volunteer and professional staff. The Surry Area Free Clinic’s intention is to help those who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families. Most of our patients have incomes at or below 100% of the federal poverty level. We treat mostly patients who have at least one chronic illness.
Tappahannock Free Clinic
Blake Slusser, Executive Director
PO Box 2313

Tappahannock, VA 22560
Clinic Location:
317 Duke Street

Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: (804) 443-9590
Fax: (804) 443-9560
Email: tappahannockfreeclinic@gmail.com
Serving: Essex & Surrounding Counties
We work to provide chronic and acute medical care to patients who are not insured and fall at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Western Tidewater Free Clinic
Doris Salem, Executive Director
2019 Meade Parkway

Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 923-1060
Fax: (757) 923-1068
Email: dsalem@wtfreeclinic.org
Website: www.wtfreeclinic.org
Public Health Departments
Chesapeake Health Department
South Norfolk Health Center
409 Liberty Street

Chesapeake, VA. 757-382-2650
Isle of Wight County Health Department
402 Grace Street

Smithfield, VA 757-357-4177
Norfolk Public Health Department
830 Southampton Avenue

Smithfield, VA 757-683-2756
Portsmouth Public Health Department
1701 High Street

Portsmouth, VA 23707 757-393-8585
Suffolk Public Health Department
1217 North Main Street

Suffolk, VA 757-686-4900
Virginia Beach Public Health Department
Pembroke Corporate center III, 1st Floor,
4452 Corporation Lane

Virginia Beach, VA 757-518-2700
Chesapeake Care Free Clinic
Clinic Location:
2145 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA

Phone: 757-545-5700
Service Area: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach – uninsured residents at or below 200% of federal poverty level. Proof of income & residency required.
Services provided: Dental exams, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, & extractions
Fees: Fee for financially eligible people
Kool Smiles Clinics
Clinic Locations:
4239 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA

5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA

2165 Cunningham Road, Hampton, VA

14346 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA

4072 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA

2338 E. Little
Creek Road, Norfolk, VA

Phone: 757-588-5665
Service Area; Hampton Roads – underserved children & young adults ages 1 – 21 who are covered by Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Programs- Smiles for Children, & Tricare Health Insurance
Fees: Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, FAMIS Smiles for Children, Tricare & private pay
Norfolk Department of Health
Clinic Location: 207 E. Little
Creek Road, Norfolk, VA

Phone: 757-531-2133
Service Area: Norfolk – low income preschool & school age children. Proof of income & residency required.
Services provided: oral exams, treatment plan, medical history, restorative dentistry, dental sealants, endodontic, space maintenance, scaling prophylaxis, oral hygiene, & fluoride treatments.
Fees: Charges for some services depending on ability to pay; some services are free, Medicaid & FAMIS are accepted for children up to 18.
Old Dominion University Dental Hygiene Care Facility
Clinic Location: ODU Health Sciences Building, 1st Floor,
46th Street
Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA

Phone: 757-683-4308
Service Area: Tidewater area - No financial requirements. Insurance is not accepted
Services provide: Oral cancer screenings, dental & periodontal charting, oral prophylaxis therapeutic scaling, stain removal, soft tissue management, fluoride therapy, sealants, denture cleaning, custom athletic mouthguard, & X-rays
Fees: Minimal fees are charged to cover the expense of supplies used.
Peninsula Institute for Community Health
Clinic Location:
157 North Main Street
, Suite A, Suffolk, VA
Phone: 757-942-1280
Service Area: Suffolk
Services provided: Adult & pediatric dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, sealants, fluoride, & other treatments.
Fees: Medicaid, Medicaid HMOs, FAMIS “smiles for Children”, & sliding fees according to income
Portsmouth Community Health Center
Clinic Location: Healthy Smiles Dental Center
644-A Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, VA
Phone: 757-399-4588
Service Area: South Hampton Roads, children enrolled in the school lunch program are automatically eligible for services. Proof of income & residency required.
Services provided: Dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, extractions, root canals, partial & full dentures
Virginia Beach Department of Health
Clinic Location:
4452 Corporation Lane, Virginia Beach, VA

Phone: 757-518-2694
Service Area: Virginia Beach children ages 3 – 18 & enrolled in the free school lunch program, Income information & city residency required.
Services provide: Exams, X-rays, cleaning, sealants, restorations, & selective root canals
Fees: Sliding scale fees based on income; certain services free. Medicaid & FAMIS accepted.

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