InterActive Health

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 – she will start to feel tired and indicate she needs to eat something.

Half times comes – 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 Diabetes’s? — Will be the Story teller’s voice.

Response: It is difficulty with metabolism of glucose – a type of sugar molecule

Response: Let’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 – starts in mouth – 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 – it provides each cell and organ with energy.

Response: Glucose is very important…but it can’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: Let’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 – 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 – 15% of cells are a red color. Insulin molecules being produced in those cells

Response: In Diabetes – for some reason – 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 can’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 “sick”

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 “INSULIN”

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 – someone with diabetes must take insulin for the rest of their lives.

Response: You can take insulin by using a pump – 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 glucose…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 family……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 – a small piece and type II – 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