Activity 2B: The Clean Up Crew Diabetic Kidney Disease by the Numbers

Our kidneys work silently day in and day out filtering waste products from our blood to maintain a healthy environment in which our cells can function. This healthy, balanced state is called homeostasis. So effective are our kidneys that they are easily taken for granted – but once something happens that causes them to work less efficiently, dire consequences result. In this activity, students will investigate the effect of diabetes on kidney function.
  • Describe how the kidneys filter waste products from the blood
  • Calculate filtration rates
  • Analyze the effect of diabetes on kidney function
  • Graph results for comparison

Diabetes, kidney, homeostasis, disease, blood, filtration, waste

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Bittersweet: Diabetes
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Lesson 2: Compare and Contrast Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes