Explain the difference between diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2.

Ms. Jones is 60 years old and obese. She has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and will be started on glyburide. She is very nervous about this diagnosis and concerned that she will need to give herself “shots.”Explain the difference between diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2.How does glyburide help decrease blood sugar levels?What are the key teaching points for patients taking oral antidiabetic agents?