The Diabetic Dog Game: Preparing for Play

Many of your students will know someone with diabetes.  Have a discussion before and after Diabetic Dog game play, to be sure students connect diabetes to both insulin and diet.  Encourage students to talk about diabetes and how it affects peoples’ lives. Helpful discussion topics include:

  • What is the disease diabetes?

  • What happens to the blood sugar level when you have diabetes?

  • What is insulin?

  • What should someone with diabetes do if he/she has a high blood sugar level? Too low?

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