Purpose: I believe that diabetes is a type of disease that many people do not worry about. People do not realize the real risks and consequences that may happen if they are not informed about it. Especially since today in our country there is a significant problem with obesity. Obesity and being overweight are significant factors as to how people develop diabetes. I hope to inform people the detrimental effects of having diabetes whether it be type one or two. I think people will become aware more after my photo essay of how big of a problem it actually is.
I was diagnosed with type one diabetes last year coincidentally. There was a situation in which I got terribly sick and I went to the hospital for that sole reason. After running some tests on me the physicians had found out I was in fact diabetic. Also diabetes is a disease that runs in my family. My grandma on one side of my family has type one diabetes while the other one had type two. But my father also has type two so it was a big possibility that I would get it as well since diabetes can be genetic. But I ended up diagnosed with type one which requires the use of insulin.
The best outcome out of this essay would people would be really impacted by the photos and information they received and possibly realize they may be candidates as well to having diabetes. They need to realize the bad choices and possibilities that may be evident in their life. But they can see that sometimes it is not too late to take action to prevent getting diabetes (type 2) especially when they are at a younger age. The actions and activities we do now will affect us in the future. The worst outcome would be the audience takes nothing away from this presentation. They will be disinterested and believe that they learned nothing from the presentation. They will not believe how truly terrible it is to have to deal with diabetes and the changes they will have to accommodate too.
Audience: The intended audience for this presentation would be people who are already health conscientious and they have diabetes in their family. It is also very prevalent in our country that diabetes is an epidemic so it is more than likely the audience is conscientious about their health because diabetes can be genetic and they will more than likely know someone who has diabetes. These people will have the idea that there is a possibility that they may have diabetes themselves but they need an extra push to take action. They will be the most interested in this presentation because the information is relevant to them and their lifestyle. They will see all the trouble and hassle they must face if they do get diagnose with diabetes. The audience will then step back and evaluate everything they saw/ learn from this presentation and think to themselves maybe they should be healthier or exercise more so they don’t have to have a shot of insulin every night before bed or take tons of medication to keep their sugar levels under control. It is imperative that since it is not too late for these people who are prone to diabetes to take precautions. They change their lifestyle not only for the sake of possibly being diabetic but so they can benefit from being healthy for the rest of their lives. They will not only be healthy but happy as well.
Context: I think that the best or sufficient place to give this presentation would be at a health fair at a college. I say this because the people who go there are already self-conscientious and especially people in their college years can take action before it’s too late especially when they are given information on a topic that relates to them. I see people in that fair stopping by a booth about diabetes and have a person tell them about the systems and them to validate all the other information they give they will show my PowerPoint. They can show how diabetes can change your everyday life and people must learn to adapt. I think these will take everything they learn really seriously because as I said this topic is relevant to them and they see how detrimental diabetes is to your health.