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Transcript of Diabetes
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that stops your body from transforming glucose (sugar) to energy.
There are two types of diabetes, type 1 is when your pancreas isn't producing any insulin and type 2 is where your cells aren't reacting to it properly. Both types of diabetes are life threatening
Who Can Get Diabetes?
How is it Treated?
How Can it be Prevented?
How Does it Affect the Body?
Both types of diabetes are treatable. Type 1 has no known cure but you will have to take regular insulin shots to help, whereas type 2 can last your whole life but some people manage it by doing a lot of exercise, having a healthy diet and a good body weight control to get rid of the symptoms with no use of medication.
Type 1 Diabetes Videos/Games/Facts
If you have diabetes you wouldn't be able to get much energy because insulin helps the glucose transform into energy and without insulin you wouldn't get a lot of energy, which makes you tired and makes you not want to do anything, which increases risks.
Having too much or too less glucose can make your eyesight worse and can also damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, brain and nerves.
Anyone can get diabetes, even children, it causes more than 70,000 deaths each year.
People with diabetes are at greater risk of heart attacks, strokes, blindness and blood vessel damage.
You have a greater risk at dying/getting diabetes if you are obese or live an inactive lifestyle. Risk increases with age
A child taking an insulin shot
Symptoms of Diabetes
Feeling tired or weak
Going to the toilet a lot
Wounds that don't heal fast
Pins and needles
Feeling grumpy or angry.
Type 1 Diabetes can't be prevented and no one knows how it is caused but you get it from birth so scientists think that breastfeeding had something to do with it.
Unlike type 1, type 2 can actually be prevented by exercising, eating healthy and getting a lot of sleep.
People can get diabetes without the symptoms which means there are a few people out there who don't know they have diabetes
Quiz on type 1 diabetes
Quiz on type 2 diabetes
Drinking coffee helps reduces risk of getting type 2 diabetes
Even though you have diabetes, you can still eat sweets.
A person can be diagnosed with a type 1 diabetes at any age
Around the 120's would be considered as good blood sugar level
I had fun looking around the internet to get all the information stored in this presentation. It taught me a lot of different skills and information about diabetes.
This assignment has helped me avoid getting diabetes and my family too.
In my spare time I don't think I would ever research diabetes because it's not really a topic I would get into, but I'm glad I researched about it.
A person should check their blood sugar level more than 4 times a day
Insulin is very important and should be taken everyday for people who have type 1 Diabetes
You should always have some sort of exercise everyday even with low blood sugar level