Diabetes is a significant problem in our society today and one of the most prevalent co-morbid conditions. As a healthcare professional, it is important to know the difference between the types of diabetes.
Please address the following question:
Diabetes is a disease of improper metabolism of sugar, starch, and fat. However, there are two types of diabetes, which occur at very different points in life and have a different inheritance pattern. In addition, one type presents with a very thin person, and one type usually presents with an obese person. What are the differences between these two types of diabetes? Feel free to answer either in a paragraph or provide a chart showing the comparison of each form. Remember to cite your references.