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The Disease of Our Time: Diabetes

Rashed Naeem Hamzah
Biology teacher
The Ahliyya School
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

*This video was sponsored by
Saudi Aramco and produced
by Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz
Science & Technology Center

This lesson presents a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including the causes of—as well as the biological processes leading to—this widespread disease. Students will learn about the symptoms of diabetes and will become knowledgeable about healthy behaviors that can lead to the prevention of the disease. They will also become informed about normal and abnormal blood sugar percentages. Students taking this lesson should have some familiarity with the workings of the Endocrine system, the Parathyroid glands and the Pancreatic gland. During breaks, students will work with the KWL table strategy, will engage in small group discussion on several critical factors related to diabetes, and at the end, will be asked to design a logo, a poster or a flyer to provide advice and help to people in avoiding diabetes.

Rashed Hamzah is from Amman, Jordan and he finished his university study at Poona University in India. He has been teaching for 25 years, first in Kuwait, then in Jordan and currently in Saudi Arabia.

This site is a clearinghouse of information on diabetes provided by the U.S. National Institutes of Health
http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/intro/index.aspx

This site presents a 5-segment lesson plan on diabetes for grades 7-12, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
http://schoolwalk.diabetes.org/swfd/swfd_mshs_plan.pdf

This site provides study attachments for the lesson cited above.
http://schoolwalk.diabetes.org/swfd/swfd_mshs_attach.pdf

This site presents a video, created by Diabetes UK, that provides an excellent explanation and overview of diabetes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHRfDTqPzj4

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I really like it. funny and

Anonymous
February 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

I really like it. funny and informative.

good job

Anonymous
February 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

good job

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I really like it. funny and

Anonymous
February 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

I really like it. funny and informative.

good job

Anonymous
February 2, 2012 at 5:48 pm

good job