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