Carnegie Mellon University

Diabetes and Insulin Delivery

Diabetes is a highly prevalent disease that affects people of all ages in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2017. In 2018, around 10.5% of the US population had diabetes, which translates to about 34.2 million people of all ages.  This activity is intended to expose high school students who have taken at least general biology and general chemistry to the mechanisms of drug delivery, specifically insulin for those affected by diabetes. The lesson can also be modified to fit course rigor and curriculum for AP Biology, Anatomy, and health classes.  

Educational materials created by Avika Bansal '23 Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, expanding on a project created by Donggyun Yang, '20, Biological Science 

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