Our topic is about Diabetes is a serious condition. It can hit anyone,

anywhere at any age. Diabetes increases the risk of

heart disease and stroke. In fact, the majority of people

(Approximately 80%) with diabetes will die from heart

disease and stroke.

Why we choose diabetes because In Canada, the number of people with diabetes is growing every year, Approximately 1.8 million Canadians of the

Population, were diagnosed with diabetes in 2005.

That number is expected to climb to 2.4 million

Canadians by 2001

What is diabetes?

Diabetes develops when the body has a problem with a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps move sugar (known as glucose) The pancreas produces insulin. Diabetes can develop when your body doesn't produce enough insulin and your body needs insulin to break down sugar for energy.

There are 2 types of Diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes usually develops in children, teenagers and young adults

When cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed, the body has no, or very little,insulin to move glucose from blood into body cell

Fasting levels beGlucose Level Guidelines: A normal non-diabetic person should have a glucose level of around 4.5 to 7.0 mmol/L (80 to 125 mg/dL). For diabetics
before meals target is 72 to 126 mg/dL (4.0 to 7.0 mmol.L)
Two hours after eating target is 90 to 180 mg/dL (5.0 to 10.0 mmol/L)

The only effective treatment, at present, is the injection of doses of insulin.

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Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms

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Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doen't produce enough insulin. overweight adult.this type of diabetes is simply diet and exercise,

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

  • Blurry vision

  • Cuts or sores that are slow to heal

  • Itchy skin, yeast infections

  • Increased thirst

  • Dry mouth

  • Leg pain

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if you suspect that you may be suffering, don't waste time, and do talk to your doctor

risk factors of type 2 Diabetes incluDe:

• Being over 40 years of age

• Having a close relative (mother, father, sister brother) with type 2diabete

• Having had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)

• Having given birth to a large baby (a baby larger than 4 kg or 9 lb)

• Having high blood pressure

• Having high blood cholesterol

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• Having abdominal obesity (a large waistline)

Reduce the risk of Diabetes

Lead a healthy lifestyle

Eat a healthy diet

Get regular physical activity

Be smoke-free

Sir Frederick Grant Banting in 1921


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November 14, 1891(1891-11-14)

Alliston, Ontario, Canada


February 21, 1941 (aged 49)

Newfoundland, now part of Canada



Alma mater

University of Toronto

Known for

Discovery of insulin

Notable awards

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine