What are the key teaching points for patients taking oral antidiabetic agents?

Instructions: Response must be at least 510 words written in current APA format with at least two academic references cited. References must be within the last five years.

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.”

  1. Explain the difference between diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2.
  2. How does glyburide help decrease blood sugar levels?
  3. What are the key teaching points for patients taking oral antidiabetic agents?