Diabetes and Metabolism

Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

Service Type
Body

In order to understand diabetes and the Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes, you need to first understand how your body processes sugar.

Your Body & Sugar: Terms to Know

Glucose

Our bodies use glucose for energy.

Glucose, a type of sugar, comes from two places:

  • Food
  • The liver

Insulin

Insulin, a hormone, helps move glucose from our blood to the cells, which then use the sugar for energy. Insulin plays a key role. Without insulin, glucose stays in your blood, and you can’t use that energy.

Clinical Practice Terms
Stacey M Anderson

Stacey M Anderson, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Phone:
434.924.1825
Eugene J Barrett

Eugene J Barrett, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology/Diabetes: Pediatric
Primary Location:
UVA Fontaine Research Park Building 415
Phone:
434.924.1825
Alan C Dalkin

Alan C Dalkin, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.1825
John D Gazewood

John D Gazewood, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
General Family Medicine Appointment
Primary Location:
Family Medicine
Phone:
434.924.5348
Susan E Kirk

Susan E Kirk, MD

Title:
Associate Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Maternal - Fetal Medicine
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.1825
John C. Marshall

John C. Marshall, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.982.3591
Richard J. Santen

Richard J. Santen, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic
Phone:
434.924.2961
Helmy M Siragy

Helmy M Siragy, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Primary Location:
Primary and Specialty Care Zion Crossroads
Phone:
434.243.9466
Mary Lee Vance

Mary Lee Vance, MD

Title:
Professor
Division:
Endocrinology and Metabolism, General Neurological Surgery Appointment
Primary Location:
Pituitary Clinic
Phone:
434.982.3591