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Diabetes Informative Speech

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Diabetes is like a purse snatcher: it’s sneaky and will follow you for blocks and blocks without you even being aware of it. Then suddenly it strikes, and your cash, or in this case, your health, is gone.
The early warning symptoms of diabetes can go unnoticed for months or even years! In fact, 1 in 3 adults in this country do not even know they have it.
Many do experience the early symptoms of diabetes; they simply aren’t aware that they are. This is dangerous because, when left untreated, diabetes can increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.
This is why it’s so important to know the signs, so you can begin to manage your blood sugar levels and avoid any serious complications.
1. Increased
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If you find yourself drinking unusually large amounts of fluids during the day, or even waking up and downing a glass of water, this is a huge red flag.
Some diabetics feel thirsty even after they’ve just had something to drink, and can consume up to a gallon or more of fluid per day and still not be satisfied. This out-of-control thirst is the body’s response to the increased urination. When your body loses fluids in an effort to expel the extra sugar in your blood, it sends a signal to your brain to DRINK MORE!
3. Extreme Hunger
Have you ever eaten a meal and soon afterwards felt incredibly hungry again, as if you hadn’t just eaten? This is a common warning sign. People with diabetes often have an insatiable appetite. This happens when blood sugar levels plummet and the brain, quite literally, thinks the body is starving to death. To “save” itself it sends a signal in the form of cravings and hunger pains to get you to intake more calories.
4. Unexpected and Unintentional Weight loss
Sudden weight loss that you didn’t intend to lose can be a sign of various health issues, one being diabetes. A person with undiagnosed diabetes can lose as much as 10 – 20 pounds in a matter of weeks or
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