Informative Speech on DIabetes

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Speech Title: Type 2 Diabetes

Topic: How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the two ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes.

Central Idea: In order to prevent Type 2 Diabetes one must stay fit and stay active.

Introduction: 24 million. More than 24 million Americans in the United States alone have Diabetes. Of those, about 6 million don 't even know it. According to the Diabetes Division of the CDC (Center of Disease Control), there are over 285 million people diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. But, what is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body can 't consume the sugar formed from digestion. Our body forms an over
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1. The lack of movement causes decreased metabolism of the sugars in your body which in turn causes increased blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia.
Visual Aid Demo: Blood sugar is measured by a device called a glucometer (Raise device). Many of you may have already seen or heard about this device. All you do is press this power button, and wait for the strip to come out and you 'll hear a beep. Wait, until the device zero 's out, and now it is ready to go. All you do, is prick your finger and gently squeeze out the blood. All you need is a drop. Put the drop of blood on the strip and wait until the device presents a number. This number is your blood sugar level. A healthy adult 's blood sugar level is anywhere from 80-120 mg before eating. In severe cases, a Type 2 diabetes patient 's blood sugar level can reach levels as high as 300mg before eating.
Transition: So, as you may all see Type 2 diabetes can be very serious.
Conclusion: This disease threatens the health of many Americans like us therefore understanding the steps necessary to prevent the devastating effects of Type 2 diabetes will help you improve your quality of life and will have a major impact on your well being.


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