Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Diabetes Education Resources from Discovery

Childhood obesity continues to rise in the United States and along with it is a rise in diagnoses of diabetes. Discovery Education has assembled some good resources for teaching students about diabetes. On Discovering Diabetes teachers can find five lesson plans for teaching about diabetes. Teachers will also find three interactive models and three videos. The interactive models and videos demonstrate systems of the body are affected by diabetes.

Thanks to Discovery Star Educator and all around great guy Ken Shelton for passing along this resource via Twitter.

Applications for Education
These resources from Discovery could be great materials for middle school and high school health and science students.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Learn To Be Healthy - Free Lesson Plans
Sugar Stacks - How Much Sugar Is In Your Snack?
Rudd Center on Food Policy and Obesity

Update: the site seems to be down right now. I will post it when it's back online.