Place, Policy, and Type 2 Diabetes

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In this lesson, students analyze data showing differences in the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes for three populations living along the US/Mexico border. Students then create a timeline of historical factors that have influenced these populations and explore how policy can contribute to differences in access, choice, and ultimately, health. Lastly, students survey their own risk for type 2 diabetes and consider how policy has affected their own access and choices.

Resource Contact:
Griswold, Joan C – MIT