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    • Our babies: Insulin and Diabetes
      By: Jeff Bangs, Ashley Kealey, and Melanie Busch
    • Insulin
      September 24, 2010
      Ashley Kealey, Jeff Bangs, Melanie Busch
    • Baby Insulin
      Was born being composed of 2 peptide chains
      Chains are linked by 2 disulfide bonds
      Made up of an A chain that has 21 amino acids
      The A chain is also made up of 2 alpha helices
      Also 3 disulphide bonds
      Chain B is made up of 30 amino acids
      1 alpha helix
      2 disulphide bonds
      2 beta turns
      Amino Acid sequence varies
    • Family Tree
      *There are many other members of the protein family
    • Functions of Insulin’s family
      Builds and repairs body tissues
      Essential body processes ( water balancing, nutrient transport, and muscle contractions) require protein
      Source of energy
    • Insulin’s home
      The pancreas creates and secretes Insulin
    • Insulin’s helpful actions
      Regulates energy
      Regulates glucose
      Causes cells in the liver, muscle, and fat tissues to take up glucose from the blood and stores it as glycogen in liver and muscle
    • Elements that make up Insulin
    • All about diabetes
    • Diabetes
      September 24, 2010
      Ashley Kealey, Jeff Bangs, and Melanie Busch
    • Type One Diabetes
      The body doesn’t produce insulin
      Only 5-10% of people with diabetes have this form
      Usually diagnosed in children and young adults
      Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches, and other food into energy needed for daily life
    • Symptoms of Type One
      Frequent urination
      Unusual thirst
      Extreme hunger
      No more baby fat- weight loss
      Irritation and sleepiness
    • Type Two Diabetes
      Most common form of diabetes
      The body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the cells ignore insulin
      Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy
    • Symptoms of Type Two
      Any of the type 1 symptoms
      Frequent infections
      Blurred vision
      Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
      Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
      Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
    • Gestational Diabetes
      During pregnancy (usually around 28 weeks) many women are diagnosed
      Doesn’t mean you have/ will have diabetes around birth
      Watch blood glucose levels (blood sugar)
      High blood sugar
      Too much insulin
    • Why we would be great parents
      We would be energetic parents because Insulin helps us burn glucose so that we can take care of him
      We would take care of Diabetes no matter which type it is
      By eating healthy and exercising
      We would show the same love and helping that our kids show for us
    • Love,
      Your Parents
    • Sources of information
      "American Diabetes Association." American Diabetes Association Home Page - American Diabetes Association. Web. 03 Oct. 2010.
      Bowen, R. "Insulin Structure." 30 June 1999. Web. 03 Oct. 2010.
       " - How Many Elements in Insulin." WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. Web. 03 Oct. 2010. <>.
      “INSULIN." Biology @ Davidson. Web. 03 Oct. 2010. <>.
      Lloyd, Emma. "Functions of Protein in the Human Body." Find Health, Education, Science & Technology Articles, Reviews, How-To and Tech Tips At Bright Hub - Apply To Be A Writer Today! 4 Oct. 2009. Web. 03 Oct. 2010. <>.