Discovery of Insulin by Banting and Best - Presentation (script and ppt. uploaded)

Essay by elusive_butterflyHigh School, 11th gradeA+, July 2008

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Slide 1:Frederick Banting's groundbreaking research in the early 1920s brought him worldwide acclaim and earned him a lifetime annuity from the federal government, a knighthood in the British crown and Canada's first ever Nobel Prize. To millions at home and abroad he's known as the man who discovered insulin, bringing new hope to diabetics the world over.

Slide 2:"So to begin, let's talk first about Diabetes. Does anyone have or know someone who has Diabetes? What do you know about Diabetes?"Slide 3:Diabetes is a metabolic disease.

In a healthy body, glucose is controlled by naturally produced insulin, adjusting as necessary to the consumption of or absence of food. Diabetes is caused by the lack of insulin production, insufficient insulin production, or the body's inability to use insulin effectively causing a condition known as hyperglycemia.

"Who knows what Insulin is?"Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas.

Slide 4: Type One diabetes, explain diagramType 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the body makes little or no insulin.

What happens is that the immune system begins to attack the cells in the pancreas that create insulin for an unknown reason. There is no known cause and no way to prevent it. It is not caused by consuming too much sugar.

Type 1 develops most often in children and young adults before age 30, although it can appear at any age.

A person who has type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to live. Lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and increased physical activity are basic therapies. Blood glucose levels must be closely monitored through frequent blood glucose testing.

Complications: Early heart disease, amputation, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage, blindness.

Slide 5: Type Two Diabetes, explain diagramType 2 Diabetes is the most commonly diagnosed type. In this case, the body...