The Diabetic Dilemma. Anna Farkas Chicago Public Schools IIT Research Mentor: Ali Cinar.
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Chicago Public Schools
IIT Research Mentor: Ali Cinar
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After working on background understanding and knowledge, students will be presented with several scenarios. They will design a management program including the diet, exercise, and insulin requirements of a diabetic. They will work on solving the problems of management as they arise in the interactive scenario using the glucosim program.
Students will also design a wellness program for their patient. The program will use the nutrition planning table and the exercise table. Users will enter the type of physical activity performed, their intensity level and their duration. The software will compute the energy consumed and compare it with the energy intake.
The module will consist of two units comprising:
The project meets ethical standards. There is no conflict of interest, as the project serves student needs and complies with educational standards. The module will be clearly designated as educational only, with no claims for actual therapeutic use and warnings against such use.
Students will resolve various ethics problems such as:
Unit One: Building Background Knowledge
Unit Two: Diabetes Management
Sites for the online programs:
This is an interactive online educational program for the management of diabetes
This is an interactive online educational program for nutrition, wellness, and energy balance.