- Have you heard of diabetes before? What do you know about it?
- How do you think the COVID-19 pandemic might have affected people’s health?
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- uncertain /uhn-SUR-tn/
- thirst /thurst/
- emphasize /EM-fuh-sahyz/
- prompt /prompt/
[adjective] – large in size, value, or importance
The company made a substantial profit this year, which allowed them to expand their business.
[adjective] – not knowing what to do or believe, or not able to decide about something
I feel uncertain about what to wear to the party.
[noun] – a need for something to drink
After playing outside in the sun, I felt a strong thirst and quickly grabbed a glass of water.
[verb] – to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to
The teacher paused to emphasize the importance of completing our homework on time.
[adjective] – done or happening without delay
The teacher asked the students to give prompt answers during the quiz.
The reasons behind the surge in type 1 diabetes cases during COVID-19 remain uncertain. Some theories propose a potential connection between the virus and diabetes, while others suggest that reduced exposure to germs during lockdowns may play a role. However, the evidence for these theories is inconsistent. JDRF UK (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), an organization dedicated to diabetes research, urges people to be vigilant for symptoms such as fatigue, excessive thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. They emphasize the importance of early detection and prompt treatment for effective management of the condition.
- What is concerning researchers regarding type 1 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What did a recent study find regarding diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes among children and teenagers?
- How was the incidence rate of type 1 diabetes in children changing even before the pandemic?
- What were the percentages of increases in type 1 diabetes cases during the first and second years of the pandemic, respectively?
- According to experts from the University of Toronto, what is needed to support the growing number of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes?
- Have you noticed any changes in the health conditions of people you know or witnessed an increase in diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes among children and teenagers in your community during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, could you share your personal experience or observations? If not, what are your thoughts or impressions upon learning about this issue for the first time?
- Have you ever encountered or interacted with someone who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, either before or during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, could you share your experience and how it has influenced your understanding or perspective on the condition? If not, are you familiar with type 1 diabetes and its impact on individuals’ lives?
- Do you believe it is important for healthcare systems to allocate additional resources and support to address the growing number of children and adolescents affected by type 1 diabetes?
- What do you think could be the possible reasons behind the surge in type 1 diabetes cases among children and teenagers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- How do you think governments and healthcare organizations can ensure these individuals receive the necessary support and resources?