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Hypoglycemia Speech Outline

Specific Goal: I want my audience to gain a better understanding of Hypoglycemia.

* Attention Statement/Relate to Audience: Imagine a 207 lb. man on the ground weak and mumbling for help. A man who is strong mentally and physically at all times except when hypoglycemia attacks, an abnormally low drop in sugar levels in the blood causing the body to become pale, sweaty and cold. * Credibility: I watched my Husband suffer from Hypoglycemia in 2012. * Thesis/Preview: Today I’m going to discuss three main points of Hypoglycemia. They are what it is, Symptoms and Causes.

The first element of Hypoglycemia I would like to tell you about is an overview of what Hypoglycemia is. * The NIDDK(National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) describes Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar to occur when blood glucose drops below normal levels. * Hypoglycemia can happen suddenly and can lead to seizures, coma and even death. The second element of Hypoglycemia I want to tell you about are the symptoms. * VisionAware states that some of the symptoms include- Shakiness, Sweating, Rapid Pulse, Blurred Visions and Headaches. * More advanced symptoms can cause hormone or enzyme deficiencies, or tumors. The last element I want to talk about are the causes of Hypoglycemia. * Hypoglycemia occurs when blood sugar level falls too low. * According to thirdage.com reactive hypoglycemia is extremely common in people who don’t have diabetes but otherwise medication for diabetes is the number one cause of Hypoglycemia.

I. Restate Thesis- I have told you about the 3 elements of Hypoglycemia, description of the disease, symptoms and causes. II. Impact Statement- Hypoglycemia is a disease that can happen unknowingly and to anybody, and anywhere. Hopefully this speech has helped you be more aware.

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