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Whittington Health NHSUCL

How my body can be affected

  • woman looking sad / troubled
    Emotional problems
  • diagram of the eye
    Eyes
  • bare feet
    Feet
  • anatomical model of the heart
    Heart and blood vessels
  • glucose meter with high reading and finger with a spot of blood
    Hyperglycaemia
  • Man sweating
    Hypoglycaemia (hypos)
  • microscope magnification of a virus
    Infections
  • diagram of a kidney in cross section
    Kidneys
  • diagram of the nervous system in a man's body
    Nervous system
  • woman with back to man in bed
    Sexual problems

Click on the images above or the links on the left to explore this section.

In this section we will tell you:

  • how type 2 diabetes can affect your body
  • why this might happen
  • what you can do to prevent it. 

You will also learn about:

Diabetes and physical activity  

This 5-minute video has ideas to help you increase the amount of physical activity you do.
To play this video you will need audio and you may need the Flash plug-in. If you'd like to watch it full screen, move your cursor to the bottom right of the video and click the expand button Expand .

 

 

What is healthy eating?  

In this 4-minute video we talk about how food affects your body.
To play this video you will need audio and you may need the Flash plug-in. If you'd like to watch it full screen, move your cursor to the bottom right of the video and click the expand button Expand .