An animation video that centers on the pathology and cause of Diabetes. Designed to expand the awareness of diabetes. By doing so, the patient will be more likely to understand the need for prevention, diet, exercise, and medication.
Animation First Scene a child playing soccer
She will have an insulin pump â€“ she will start to feel tired and indicate she needs to eat something.
Half times comes â€“ she takes a drink of water and she will eat an orange
She will respond by stating that she needs to take her insulin
She will look down and give her pump some changes and she will start to feel better and run off to play
—- What is Diabetesâ€™s? — Will be the Story tellerâ€™s voice.
Response: It is difficulty with metabolism of glucose â€“ a type of sugar molecule
Response: Letâ€™s take a closer look!!!
Animation back to Savannah
Response: Savannah our soccer player becomes hungry. She eats an orange
Animation of girl eating an orange â€“ starts in mouth â€“ it becomes broken down
Response: As Savannah chews her food it gets broken down from a large object into smaller compounds.
Response: The orange continues down into the stomach
Animation continues the food into the stomach
Response: While in the stomach the orange is broken down into smaller and smaller pieces. One of these pieces is called glucose.
Response: Almost all food is broken down into glucose by this manner or by other reactions within the body.
Animation of a glucose molecule from the stomach into the intestines
Response: The glucose molecule enters into the intestines where it goes through a process and is digested into the body.
Response: Digestion is the way that small pieces from food gets into the blood stream and can be moved throughout the body
Animation of Digestion of glucose.
Response: Once glucose is in the body it is transported throughout the body.
Animation of Glucose in the blood being transported
Response: Glucose does so many things for us in the body. One of the important things that it does is â€“ it provides each cell and organ with energy.
Response: Glucose is very importantâ€¦but it canâ€™t work alone. To be successful it needs a helping hand
Response: This helping hand is an important enzyme called Insulin
Response: An enzyme is a small compound from within the body that attaches to glucose and together they can go into cells of the body
Animation of Glucose and Insulin attaching and entering a cell.
Response: This is where we have problems with our large problem with Diabetes.
Response: Diabetes is a problem with making Insulin.
Response: Letâ€™s take a closer look at making Insulin
Animation switches to the Pancreas
Response: This is a goofy looking organ of the body called the pancreas
Response: You can find it right behind the stomach
Response: The pancreas is an important organ of the body because it makes many enzymes that help give energy throughout the body.
Response: Every organ is made up of thousands of cells.
Animation switches to a close up of the pancreas and shows several cells
Response: One type of cells only found in the pancreas make insulin
Response: Through a complex process Insulin is made and after we eat some food it is released into the blood stream to look for our glucose molecule
Response: Once it finds glucose â€“ they attach together and can enter in the many other cells throughout the body.
Response: So what then is Diabetes???
Animation of the pancreas and 30 or so cells â€“ 15% of cells are a red color. – Insulin molecules being produced in those cells
Response: In Diabetes â€“ for some reason â€“ the cells which make Insulin die or stop working
Animation of red color cells becoming black – No more insulin production
Response: When this occurs then insulin is no longer produced
Response: The result is that glucose starts to build up in the blood because it canâ€™t get into the body
Response: When this happens then the body starts to get tired and it can even become really sick
Animation of Savannah becoming â€œsickâ€
Response: So how do you treat diabetes?
Response: This is the really neat part of diabetes
Response: Diabetes is treated by taking a medication that is almost the same as the insulin from your pancreas and putting it into your body
Response: It is even called â€œINSULINâ€
Response: Then it can act just the same as the insulin from the pancreas and allows glucose to enter into the cells again
Animation of insulin and glucose entering the body
Response: But there are some difficult things with diabetes as well
Response: 1.) Often someone with diabetes has to watch closely what they eat.
Response: Remember that all food has glucose in it. But some foods have a much larger amount of glucose.
Response: Sometimes that means that you can only eat a little of that food.
Animation of Savannah in plain clothes looking at a huge doughnut and a small doughnut and choosing the small piece.
Response: 2.) Since the pancreas can no longer produce insulin â€“ someone with diabetes must take insulin for the rest of their lives.
Response: You can take insulin by using a pump â€“ that tells you how much insulin to give
Response: Another way is by giving yourself an injection
Animation of Savannah or a boy gets an injection into the stomach
Response: 3.) When we were talking about glucoseâ€¦It was said that glucose can build up in the blood.
Animation of building up of glucose
Response: There is a way to check how much glucose
Response: You can do this by pricking your finger and placing some blood into a small computer called a glucometer.
Response: Then the machine will read how much glucose is in your blood
Response: This number that is given will help you or your parents know how much insulin to give to you.
Animation of Savannah playing soccer again
Response: Remember that Diabetes can be sort of difficult but that by knowing what is actually happening that you will know better how to be treated.
Response: Many children and adults with diabetes live just like anyone else, except for a few minor exceptions.
Response: Remember to be active with your HEALTH in your community and in your familyâ€¦â€¦be InterActive Health
Diabetes for Adults
Type II diabetes is very similar to type I diabetes. A second animation is also planned to be placed on Interactive Health. The goal for this animation would first be an age difference to allow for additional knowledge and information about type I â€“ a small piece and type II â€“ the main topic.
The goal would be to define some key words and to show a similar animation as in type I, but again more towards a different age group.
Discussion topics include:
Consumption of foods
Breakdown of foods into glucose
Digestion of glucose
Importance of glucose as an energy source
Importance of pancreas
Problems of Type II diabetes
1.) Difficulty of some tissues to allow glucose and insulin into the body
2.) The production of insulin