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

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?

  • 14,645patients have this condition
  • 129new patients joined this month
  • 11,765say Diabetes Type 2 is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 34
20s 345
30s 978
40s 2,764
50s 4,990
60s 3,502
70+ 986


Distribution of females vs. males

60% Females
40% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 151
20-29 years 547
30-39 years 1,022
40-49 years 1,498
50-59 years 1,009
60-69 years 253
70+ years 37

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6,972
Not Diagnosed 174

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