Body

Diabetes and the Body

Diabetes affects the body and the body affects diabetes. Click on a body system or body part and see the role that organs, hormones and responses play in ensuring the body functions and how diabetes can affect them.

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This section looks at the different systems in the body, how the body’s organs work and how they can be affected by diabetes.

The pancreas is recognised by many of us as having an effect on blood sugar levels but there are many more organs which play a role in diabetes.

Choose a system by hovering over it and see the role that different organs, hormones and responses play in ensuring the body functions. Guides to hormones, bodily processes or biological functions can be under the biological system that they are most relevant to.

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