University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 5: How does glucose dysregulation lead to disease?

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Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students learn about the consequences of the dysregulation of blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. Students apply their knowledge of the insulin/glucagon model from Lesson 2 by integrating information from multiple readings that discuss risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Students learn that type 2 diabetes is preventable and is brought on by a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and stress. Using the information they collect, students collaborate to develop a PSA that promotes the prevention of type 2 diabetes and includes information on the dangers of stress on glucose regulation and health. 

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Oct 2, 2014

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