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Diabetes: More Than Just Sugar

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Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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This diabetes MEA provides students with the opportunity to investigate finding affordable health coverage, a problem common to many people living with diabetes. Students must rank doctors based on certain costs and the specific services they provide. The main focus of this MEA is to determine the best doctors to go to for diabetic care and treatment, weighing factors such as insurance, cost, doctor visits, location, patient ratings, number of years in business, diet, exercise, weight management, stress management, network participation, and support groups.

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts, Health Education
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: MEA, model eliciting activity, respiration, cellular, diabetes, sugar, insulin, pancreas, liver, diet, exercise, weight management, stress management, insurance, benefits
Resource Collection: STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Aligned Standards

Name Description
HE.912.B.3.4: Justify when professional health services or providers may be required.
Injury, depression, suicide, drug abuse, medical emergency, 911, child abuse, domestic and/or dating violence, and natural or man-made conditions.
HE.912.B.5.1: Determine the value of applying a thoughtful decision-making process in health-related situations.
Defining healthy boundaries and relationships, sexual activity, alcohol consumption, organ-donor decisions, child care, protection against infectious agents, wellness promotion, and first-aid-treatment options.
HE.912.C.1.6: Evaluate the relationship between access to health care and health status.
Early detection and treatment of cancer, HIV, diabetes, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, childhood disease or illness, and first-responder care.
HE.912.C.2.4: Evaluate how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.
Seat-belt enforcement, underage alcohol sales, reporting communicable diseases, child care, and AED availability.
LAFS.910.RST.3.7: Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
LAFS.910.WHST.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SC.912.N.4.2: Weigh the merits of alternative strategies for solving a specific societal problem by comparing a number of different costs and benefits, such as human, economic, and environmental.
Identify examples of technologies, objects, and processes that have been modified to advance society, and explain why and how they were modified. Discuss ethics in scientific research to advance society (e.g. global climate change, historical development of medicine and medical practices).

Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, and MAFS.K12.MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively.