HCA/240 Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Worksheet

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HCA/240  Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Worksheet

Appendix E


For this assignment, complete this chart to create an easy-to-read reference that will help you understand how the two forms of diabetes mellitus differ. Maintaining proper levels of insulin is critical for diabetes patients. The means by which insulin can be regulated depends upon which type of diabetes a patient has.


Complete the chart with a 25- to 50-word response for each box.


Form of diabetes

Age of Onset

Defects in Insulin and Effects on Glucose Metabolism

Risk Factors

Prevention and Treatment

Type 1: Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Usually prior to age 30




Type 2: Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

Usually after age 45






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