People are 95% more afraid of being bitten by a snake or attacked by a shark than they are of having a disease such as diabetes.
Diabetes Project IdeasSubject: History
Write a paper on Frederick Banting, the Canadian Nobel Prize-winning doctor who discovered insulin in 1921.
Subject: Social Studies
Research the number of Canadians who have diabetes in Canada today. You may wish to consider why Aboriginal Canadians are at a higher risk for diabetes. Then design your own diabetes health policy or public service announcement.
Write a paper on a famous author with diabetes, such as Ernest Hemingway or Anne Rice.
Subject: Art History
Look at the art of Paul Cezanne, the famous French Post-Impressionist painter and see if you can identify any styles, techniques or themes in his art you think were inspired by his personal struggle with diabetes.
Draw or create a 3-D model showing how a healthy body uses insulin to control the level of glucose in the blood. Then show a model of what happens when you have diabetes.
Research the number of people who have diabetes in Canada today, compare it to the number of new diagnoses every year and project how many people will have it in 5 years, 10 years and 20 years.