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Type 2 Diabetes

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I Attention and Interest Attention getter #1

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According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

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The 20072009 national survey data indicates that about 7 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 8 percent of Asian Americans, 12 percent of Hispanics/ Latinos, and 13 percent of non-Hispanic blacks ages 20 years or older had diagnosed diabetes.

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Sarah Coe, a Research Assistant for The British


Nutrition Foundation once said, The risk of both obesity and type 2 diabetes can be reduced through

lifestyle changes, to achieve and maintain a healthy


body weight.

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II Reveal the Topic - The purpose of this speech is to inform you about Type 2 diabetes. III Credibility - I believe that I am qualified to talk about this topic because I have done a significant amount of research and used helpful sources such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Diabetes Association. I also have a family history of Type 2 diabetes as well.

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IV Preview Today, I will tell you about why Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, what causes this disorder to occur and how it can be treated.

Transitional Statement - Let me begin by describing the most common form of diabetes; it is called Type Two.

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BODY I Point # 1: Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. 1. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, it occurs mostly in middle-aged and older individuals.

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2. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with this disease, and more of them are unaware that they are at high risk.

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3. Type 2 diabetes is like cancer because it never goes away.

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4. In 2011, it was revealed by the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse that 11 million, or 30 percent of the U.S. residents ages 65 or older had diabetes.

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5. Several of my family members are diabetic including my grandmother, grandfather, great grandmother and my great-greatgrandmother who died ten years ago from complications of diabetes.

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Transition - I have just explained about why Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, I will now tell you about the cause of this disease.

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Point #2: Type 2 diabetes is cause by obesity.

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1. (Sarah Coe said that it is a fact that obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes- so we can say that obese men and women are more likely to develop this disease.

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2. For example, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene states that obesity not only increases with age, but it is also more common among older adults,

women, African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor.

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3.

Catherine Whitmore, has pointed out that

90% of

people with type 2 diabetes are either overweight or obese

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4. Obesity is like a condition because it affects the human body.

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5. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Statistics prove that obesity levels have doubled over the past 20 years in the United States. Among adults, obesity increased 12% in the last decade. Transitional Statement: Now I will tell you how Type 2 diabetes can be reduced

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III Point #3: Type 2 diabetes can be reduced.

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1. It is a fact that modifying your diet and lifestyles is effective in either preventing type 2 diabetes or delaying the onset of diabetes in predisposed individuals.

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For example, people who lose about 10 as lowering the risk factors

pounds

through weight loss can improve their health as well

3. According to The Diabetes Prevention Program, lifestyle intervention to lose weight and increase in physical activity will reduce the development of the disease by 58 percent.

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4.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have proven that maintaining normal blood pressure helps reduce the risk of eye, kidney, and nerve disease by approximately 33%. It also reduces heart disease

and stroke about

33% to 50%.

5. Reducing diabetes is like reducing the risk factors of the disease.

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IV Key Point Review

The purpose of this speech has been to inform you about Type 2 Diabetes. I believe that I have accomplished this by telling you that: Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Remember that 11 million people have

been diagnosed with this disease; most of them are unaware that they are at high risk. Ive also pointed out that:
Obesity is the main cause of the disease. Obesity increases with age; it is common among older adults, women, African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor. Finally Ive described a number of ways of reduce Type 2 diabetes. Remember that those who lose

10 pounds can improve their


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health as well as lower the risk factors of diabetes.

CONCLUSION In conclusion, Type 2 diabetes is a very serious disease that should not be taken likely. It has killed millions of people throughout the years; this is something we cannot ignore.

Thank you for listening.

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