Jason F. Lopez Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, CPS Ali Cinar, Ph.D. Research Mentor – Illinois Institute of Technology
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Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, CPS
Ali Cinar, Ph.D.
Research Mentor – Illinois Institute of Technology
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Got Insulin?Understanding and Managing Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Students will develop an understanding of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus as well as what is involved in managing the disease.
Students will appreciate the importance that diet and exercise have on establishing overall well-being, maintaining good health, and reducing the chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Students will use state-of-the-art computer software to design a nutritional and exercise regimen for a person who has Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus requiring multiple daily injections of insulin.
Educational Module Goals
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What is Diabetes? 1993)
Diabetes is the name given to a condition where there is too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. The body is unable to keep the blood glucose level within normal limits (3.5 - 8.0 mmol/L). Without adequate treatment, the blood glucose level becomes much higher than normal.
Normally, eating food containing sugar or starch is a signal for the pancreas to release insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin then helps glucose to enter the body's cells. Thus, insulin is the key to returning blood glucose levels to normal.
Created by: Cinar, 2003