My presentation went well today. I started out with a few videos, because – come on – who doesn’t like videos.
The first about diabetes technology (the professors had already briefed them about the types, etc)
Since they are training to be athletic trainers I then showed a few about athletes.
The first one about Ron Santos – who used to play for the Chicago Cubs.
Then ‘my favorite’ – the Gary Hall, Jr. interview with Mother Love. I even told the students about my crush 😉
The Gary video led nicely into talking about what happens to the body during the stress of exercise (he talks about how high his bg gets after a 21 second race).
The professor also wanted me to talk about identifying problems so I gave them some symptoms and what to do. How even if the person says they don’t want to test – make them – because their brain is not working.
It was a pretty decent presentation – but no one asked questions at the end which annoys me. The other thing that annoyed me was that they didn’t get any of my pop culture references. I felt old!!! (which is pretty odd at 26 – right?!)
I won’t even talk about how the professor asked them if they knew the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 at the beginning of the presentation and the results were AWFUL! Things like Type 1 is the mild kind when you just need pills and stuff and Type 2 is when it starts affecting your organs. It is a GOOD THING I was there!
Have a good night all. I’m off to think of something creative for tomorrow’s final post…