Attention: 25.8 million children and adults–8.3% of the population–have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. My mother happens to have this disease ever since she was six years old. Many people don’t realize how common this disease really is or how it affects a person. Having diabetes changes people’s lives because they have to watch what they eat, stay active, and learn to monitor their blood glucose levels. * Audience Motivation: It is important to know about diabetes because you could be living with it yourself and may not know it. * Credibility: My mom has diabetes and knowing about it has made me aware of the warning signs that when her blood glucose levels are too low or high, she needs to react quickly to balance it out. * Purpose: Today, I want to teach you how serious diabetes is and what to look for because diabetes could appear in your life at any time. * Thesis: Knowing the different types of diabetes, the daily routine of a diabetic, and how to keep diabetes under control are all important things to learn whether you have the disease or not.
I. Most people don’t realize that there is more than one type of diabetes. A. Diabetes is caused by genetics or obesity.
1. Type 1 diabetes is caused genetically and is usually developed at a younger age. According to the American Diabetes Association, in type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. 2. Type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity, and according to the Diabetes Update; it is the most common form of the disease. 3. My mom happens to have Type 1 diabetes.
B. There are differences between the two types of diabetes. 1. Type 1 diabetes can develop very quickly and daily injections are needed. 2. Type 2 diabetes develops slowly over time and many people do not realize they have it. C. Understanding Diabetes
1. Diabetes is usually a life-long disease, in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood according to...
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