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Diabetes speech

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Diabetes speech

  1. 1. Diabetes What’s the difference?
  2. 2. What’s the importance? Nearly 8% of all Americans are diabetic Many more will become diabetic Obesity Misinformation
  3. 3. What is diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, “a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.”
  4. 4. What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas It is used by your body to lower your blood glucose When you don’t have enough, your blood glucose becomes high
  5. 5. What types of diabetes are there? Type 1 Type 2
  6. 6. Type 2 Affects 90% of diabetics Insulin resistance Obesity Genetics
  7. 7. Type 1 Formerly known as juvenile diabetes About 10% of diabetics are type 1
  8. 8. What causes type 1? Type 1 is caused by an autoimmune disorder Genetics Luck (or lack thereof) Eventually the pancreas produces no more insulin
  9. 9. Treatments Depend on the type and severity Diet
  10. 10. Treatments Depend on the type and severity Diet Exercise Pills Insulin Shots
  11. 11. Insulin shots Completely necessary for type 1 Used for more severe type 2 3 different ways Syringes Pens
  12. 12. Insulin Pens
  13. 13. Insulin Shots Completely necessary for type 1 Used for more severe type 2 3 different ways Syringes Pens Pumps
  14. 14. Sources for further information Diabetes.org JDRF.org TuDiabetes.org

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