Two Main Types of Diabetes

  1. Those with type 1 (also known as juvenile diabetes) can’t produce insulin, the hormone that helps the body use glucose (sugar) for fuel. For those of you that follow NASCAR, Ryan Reed has this type of diabetes, and he’s not letting it stop him! 

  2. Type 2 diabetes results from the body’s inability to process insulin. If the glucose can’t go to the cells, it builds up in the blood, which is why blood glucose levels are used to diagnose the disease. Type 2 diabetes is also defined by high blood glucose levels that aren’t high enough to be classified as diabetes


Are you at risk for diabetes or pre-diabetes?

Complete our interactive questionnaire to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You will be asked a few quick questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. It will only takes a few seconds and this quiz could save your life. Take the quiz now!


About Bingham Memorial’s Angelo Capricchione, MD

If you or a loved one are concerned you might be presenting symptoms related to diabetes, Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Endocrinologist, Dr. Angelo Capricchione, is board certified and specializes in diabetes care. Dr. Capricchione’s office is located inside the Bingham Memorial Medical Plaza. To be tested for diabetes, please schedule an appointment with him by calling 785-3865.