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