Megan combined her research question and her preliminary thesis statement in order to further clarify her thesis statement as a refined and specific answer to her research question.
Megan's Research Question
What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how can Americans reduce their risk of getting these diseases?
Megan's Preliminary Thesis Statement
Type 1 diabetes is a disease where a person loses their insulin cells. People with Type 2 diabetes arenít able to use their insulin very well. You can't reduce your risk of Type 1 diabetes but you can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes by eating better and exercising.
Megan's Thesis Statement
Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which a person loses all of their insulin-producing cells and thus must depend on insulin injections for survival. Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which a person is no longer able to efficiently use the insulin their body produces. Although Americans are so far unable to reduce their risk of getting Type 1 diabetes, they can reduce their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by keeping their weight down, eating healthy foods low in sugar, and getting daily exercise.