Educational Models

Diabetic Foot Model Set
Uncontrolled diabetes can wreak havoc throughout the body, including the lower extremities. This model set is ideal for use with students and patients to discuss the importance of diabetic foot care. Features two models: a Diabetic Foot Model with ulcers in various stages and a crack under the fold of the toe, and a Severe Diabetic Foot Model with an amputated toe, gangrene, Charcot foot deformity, and severe swelling and redness. Great for showing the importance of managing blood glucose levels.

 

Occluded Artery Model
Like watching a silent assassin in slow motion, this model allows viewers to peer inside an oversized artery and witness a grim series of events unfold. First, blood cells struggle to flow through the artery, which is clogged with thick, butter-colored plaque. As blood flow decreases, more blood cells pile up in the ever-narrowing gap. Finally, the cells stop moving altogether and—bam!—it’s a heart attack. There’s not a more sobering reminder of the importance of cholesterol control.

 

Clogged Artery Model
Filled with simulated plaque buildup in the form of pasty yellow gunk, this squishy artery model makes a powerful impression about the importance of maintaining healthy blood cholesterol levels and eating a diet low in saturated fat. Made of lifelike BIOLIKE 2™ synthetic tissue, the model begs to be picked up and squished, highlighting how its interior is nearly clogged with plaque buildup, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Comes with English/Spanish presentation notes.

 

A1C Levels An Inside Look Model
Use this essential model to explain A1C levels to patients. One half of the model represents healthy blood glucose and A1C levels by depicting a small number of glucose particles and a red blood cell model that has few glucose particles attached to it. In contrast, the model’s other red blood cell contains excess glucose particles and floats through simulated plasma full of glucose particles, representing high A1C and blood glucose levels. Perfect for breaking down the meaning of A1C levels in easy-to-understand terms. Comes with an informative, 100-sheet, English/Spanish tear pad.

 

Cell Model
This model is helpful in explaining the role of insulin in the body. Insulin works with cells of your body like a key works with a lock.To let blood glucose into the cell, the door to the cell has to be unlocked. Insulin is the “key” that unlocks the door to the cell which allows the glucose to move into the cell to provide energy. The mini sphere expands when the “key” (insulin) unlocks the cell to allow the glucose (red shape) to enter.
People with Type 2 Diabetes have problems with insulin. Either the body can make insulin but it doesn’t allow the blood to get into the cells or your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Because of these problems with insulin, the level of blood glucose in the blood gets too high.

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