Morgan: A Case of Diabetes
VA Western New York Healthcare System
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo
This case teaches about the causes and effects of Type 2 diabetes by working through the various options available to a young Native American woman suffering from the disease. The case can be used in a variety of settings, including nutrition classrooms, herbal drug courses, physiology courses, medical schools, nursing schools, pharmacy schools, diabetes workshops, and even weight loss clinics.
- Compare and contrast aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
- Know the relationship between obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
- Define terms such as “thermogenesis,” “ketosis,” “triglycerides,” etc.
- Outline the main theory behind the Atkin’s diet and its pros and cons.
- Understand what ephedrine does to the body and its potential side effects.
- Know what major healthcare organizations recommend for good health.
KeywordsDiabetes mellitus; Type 2; Type II; obesity; obese; Atkin's diet; resistin; ketosis; thermogenesis; ephedrine; Indian; Native American
Topical AreasSocial issues
Educational LevelUndergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Professional (degree program), Clinical education, General public & informal education
Type / MethodsProblem-Based Learning, Debate, Role-Play
Subject HeadingsMedicine (General) | Nursing | Nutrition | Pharmacy / Pharmacology | Physiology | Public Health |
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