Topics: Diabetes mellitus, Insulin / Pages: 3 (514 words) / Published: Apr 22nd, 2013
The Coast of Diabetes

Audience: Group of classmates
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To provide the audience with information about Diabetes and increase their knowledge.


-- Attention-getter:

-- Qualifications/credibility: I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 11 months old. For the past 5 years I was making research on how to keep diabetes under control and avoid complications.

-- Audience motivation/relevance: During my presentation I will give you facts and information that will expand our norms and make us think outside of the box on this particular subject.

-- Preview key ideas: I will give you information on what is Diabetes, complications it may cause and business perspective on this particular disease.


1) Diabetes basics

A. What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body doesn't produce or properly use insulin.
Insulin - is a hormone that unlocks ''doorways'' in cells and allows glucose that comes from sugar, starches, and other foods, to enter the cells and be used as energy.

B. Symptoms • Frequent urination • Unusual thirst • Extreme hunger • Blurred vision • Weight loss

C. Statistics
Diabetes is a serious condition with potentially devastating complications that affects all age groups worldwide. In 1985, an estimated 30 million people around the world were diagnosed with diabetes; in 2000, that figure rose to over 150 million, and it is projected to rise further to 380 million by 2025.
The International Diabetes Federation states that "every ten seconds, two people are diagnosed with diabetes somewhere in the world," and given the current trend, more people will have diabetes in 2025 than the current population of the United States, Canada and Austria combined.
(Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention Management of Diabetes in Canada.)
We covered the foundation on Diabetes, now we can

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