Diagnosing Diabetes – Free Sample
Does your patient have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?
Analyze simulated blood plasma samples collected during a glucose tolerance test to determine if your patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
- Create a patient information sheet about diabetes and the glucose tolerance test.
- Test and graph glucose and insulin levels in simulated blood plasma samples.
- Analyze the test results to determine if the patient has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
LIMIT: 1 free sample per customer
- Student instructions
- 5 simulated “Blood Plasma” samples
- Simulated “Insulin Indicator”
- 6 labeled droppers
- Simulated “Glucose Test Paper”
- Glucose and Insulin Test Color Charts
- Glucose Tolerance Testing Sheet
- What You Should Know About Diabetes and the Glucose Tolerance Test
- Tape or glue
- Safety goggles
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
Science & Engineering Practices
Analyzing and Interpreting Data - Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function - Feedback mechanisms maintain a living system’s internal conditions within certain limits and mediate behaviors, allowing it to remain alive and functional even as external conditions change within some range. Feedback mechanisms can encourage (through positive feedback) or discourage (negative feedback) what is going on inside the living system.
Stability and Change - Feedback (negative or positive) can stabilize or destabilize a system.