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.

What is it like to have Diabetes Type 2?

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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Diabetes Type 2 and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Diabetes Type 2 patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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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 36
20s 344
30s 1,006
40s 2,872
50s 5,311
60s 3,806
70+ 1,046

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

60% Females
40% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 153
20-29 years 572
30-39 years 1,079
40-49 years 1,551
50-59 years 1,061
60-69 years 266
70+ years 36

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7,291
Not Diagnosed 176

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