Type 1 Diabetes Informative Speech

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When one goes to the doctor for a check-up and the doctor tells them he’s going to have to update them on their shots, how does one feel? Does one like getting shots? Imagine having to give oneself shots once a day, twice a day, up to or beyond ten times a day. For diabetics the shots, and pricks, it’s all real. For a diabetic they don’t have to imagine it because it’s what they do every day in order to live. For them it’s their way of life. Diabetes is a serious disease that affects other body organs and can cause other dangerous conditions. Diabetes mellitus also known as just diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin for ones amount of food intake. In order for the cells to use glucose (sugar), they have to have insulin. …show more content…
Type one usually affects children and teens, that’s why its called juvenile diabetes. It is thought to be autoimmune reaction, which includes genetic and virus factors that ruin the islets of langerhans cells. People with type one diabetes have to keep track of their blood glucose levels and take insulin (Scott 231). There is no known exact cause of type one diabetes. Ones immune system is suppose to fight off harmful viruses and bacteria but for young adults with type one diabetes their immune system accidentally kills the insulin producing cells in their pancreas. Genetics or exposure to certain environmental factors such as viruses, may trigger the disease. Once a lot of someones islet cells destroyed, ones body will make little or no insulin. Some symptoms of type one diabetes may include an increase of thirst, constant need to urinated, a sudden bedwetting in children who normally don 't, severe hunger, a gaining of weight, emotional mood swings, exhausted, blurred vision, or (in females) a vaginal yeast infection ( Mayo Clinic Staff np). It is preferred that one must keep a close eye on these symptoms if diabetes runs in their family. Always be safe and get a daily check up when scheduled

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