“Okay everyone, let’s move on. Stay in your groups, please. Red cells over here, white cells over there, and platelets stay close to me.”
The students were buzzing. Field trip day was always chaotic.
“And here we have the ruins of the pancreas. Once a great endocrine institution, the beta cells are now destroyed.”
The youth curiously gawked at the defunct organ.
The teacher, Ms. Macrophage, continued, “Who can tell me why this is important?”
An excited little red cell shouted, “That’s why the blood sugar fluctuates and we get the needles!”
“Exactly right. Lots of needles and synthetic insulin.”
word count = 100
This one was written for my daughter, Caitlin. She has type 1 diabetes and she loves the movie Osmosis Jones.
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