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?

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

(Apo-Metformin, Cetapin, Diabex) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
822
How many evaluations
217
Treatment name(s)

(Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus SoloStar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
289
How many evaluations
43
Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Insulin Aspart Pen, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Gliclazide, Diaglucide, Gliclazide MR) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
How many evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
How many evaluations
34
Treatment name(s)

(Humalog, Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
How many evaluations
8
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Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Diabetes Type 2

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

(Apo-Metformin, Cetapin, Diabex) 13 more
How many have tried
822
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 75 more
How many evaluations
217
Treatment name(s)

(Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus SoloStar)
How many have tried
289
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diabetes Type 2 11 more
How many evaluations
43
Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
How many have tried
72
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Abdominal pain Lung infection 1 more
How many evaluations
19
Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
How many have tried
63
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Abdominal bloating 10 more
How many evaluations
26
Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
How many have tried
53
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Insulin Aspart Pen, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill) 3 more
How many have tried
50
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Chronic Hyperglycemia 4 more
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
49
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Dry mouth 6 more
How many evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Gliclazide, Diaglucide, Gliclazide MR) 1 more
How many have tried
48
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
46
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue 19 more
How many evaluations
34
Treatment name(s)

(Humalog, Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Pen)
How many have tried
46
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight loss Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1 more
How many evaluations
8
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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 36
20s 345
30s 1,042
40s 2,997
50s 5,589
60s 4,111
70+ 1,165

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

60% Females
40% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 154
20-29 years 584
30-39 years 1,133
40-49 years 1,635
50-59 years 1,111
60-69 years 289
70+ years 37

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7,611
Not Diagnosed 186

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