The Blood Glucose Monitor

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Become a doctor for a day! Learners analyze synthetic urine and blood samples to diagnose diabetes. They use lab procedures to identify abnormal glucose levels, and, as a follow-up activity, they build a model to illustrate the interaction of insulin and glucose in the circulatory system.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a healthcare professional to speak and answer questions about diabetes
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials
  • Expects a solid understanding of the relationship between glucose and insulin
Pros
  • Provides both opening and closing activities
  • Includes a lab handout for pupils to follow
Cons
  • None