1. Practice echoing (slow) with the following audio
2. Practice echoing (fast) with the following audio
- It’s the same audio as before but faster. Try to keep up.
Good morning, Mrs. O’connell. I’m going to be your diabetes educator today. I know that they’d recently diagnosed you with type 2 diabetes and surely you have many questions. Discovering that we have a chronic incurable disease can be a bitter pill to swallow, but we’re here to help you as much as we can to control your blood sugar levels and keep you healthy, free of complications.
It’s very important that you understand the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes since your caregiver had told me that it wasn’t very clear to you. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, that’s to say that the immune system or defenses attack the body’s cells by mistake. While type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease, meaning that, it affects metabolism or the ability the body has to break down the foods we ingest to produce energy.
In both types of diabetes the body doesn’t process glucose well, this is sugar. People with type 1 diabetes barely produce insulin while people with type 2 diabetes don’t respond very well to insulin, they don’t use it well or don’t produce sufficient insulin. This is the type of diabetes you have, Mrs. O’connell.