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  • 1. Our babies: Insulin and Diabetes
    By: Jeff Bangs, Ashley Kealey, and Melanie Busch
  • 2. Insulin
    September 24, 2010
    Ashley Kealey, Jeff Bangs, Melanie Busch
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Family Tree
    *There are many other members of the protein family
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Insulin’s home
    The pancreas creates and secretes Insulin
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Elements that make up Insulin
  • 9. All about diabetes
  • 10. Diabetes
    September 24, 2010
    Ashley Kealey, Jeff Bangs, and Melanie Busch
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Symptoms of Type One
    Frequent urination
    Unusual thirst
    Extreme hunger
    No more baby fat- weight loss
    Irritation and sleepiness
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Love,
    Your Parents
  • 18. 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. <>.