In the UK there are more than 2 million people known to have diabetes and it is estimated that well over a million people have the condition without being aware of it. More than 18 million Americans have diabetes while another 20 million are in a pre-diabetic state.
Students will investigate the disease, including its types, causes, symptoms, and treatment options. Provided with several medical histories and simulated Neo/Blood and urine samples, they'll perform a series of standard diagnostic tests. Based upon their diagnosis and the patient's medical history, they will be challenged to construct a plan for managing the individual's condition.
The class will also take a 'diabetic risk test' to assess their own potential for developing the disease. ( 16-20-3883 )