In this 1st of 4 lessons, students are introduced to the deadly disease called diabetes mellitus. Subsequent lessons will address what the link is between diabetes and food, what a proper nutritional plate looks like, creating a healthy shopping list and meal.
In this lesson, students begin to understand and explain the different types of diabetes, examine the complications to the human body, and how diabetes patients learn to manage and cope with this dangerous disease. Students will utilize a variety of resources to investigate, examine and synthesize this debilitating American problem. This unit is project based learning using Microsoft Office Products-Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher to help students understand. examine, manage and cope with the onset of diabetes.