Diabetes Type 2

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What is Diabetes Type 2?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by insulin resistance or desensitization and increased blood glucose (sugar) levels. It is a chronic disease that can develop gradually over time and can be linked to both environmental factors and heredity.

Common symptoms reported by people with Diabetes Type 2

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Diabetes Type 2

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Metformin, Cetapin, Diabex) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
828
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (828)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus SoloStar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
288
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (288)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (64)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Insulin Aspart Pen, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Gliclazide, Diaglucide, Gliclazide MR) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Pain (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Pain (41) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humalog, Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (44)

Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Diabetes Type 2

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Metformin, Cetapin, Diabex) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (200 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 76 more
How many evaluations
216
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (828)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus SoloStar)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diabetes Type 2 11 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (288)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Lung infection 1 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Abdominal bloating 10 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (64)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Insulin Aspart Pen, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Chronic Hyperglycemia 4 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Gliclazide, Diaglucide, Gliclazide MR) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Constipation 4 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue 19 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Pain (41) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humalog, Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight loss Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (44)

Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Diabetes Type 2 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 35
20s 347
30s 1,047
40s 3,019
50s 5,638
60s 4,151
70+ 1,190

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

61% Females
39% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 154
20-29 years 588
30-39 years 1,140
40-49 years 1,654
50-59 years 1,123
60-69 years 292
70+ years 38

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7,679
Not Diagnosed 187

These charts show data from Diabetes Type 2 patients who have completed their condition history
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