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

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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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)

(Glucophage)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
824
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (824)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
282
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (282)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (65)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
50
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Gliclazide MR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Pain (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Pain (41) Depressed mood (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
Pain (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)

(Glucophage)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (203 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 75 more
How many evaluations
220
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (824)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (42 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Weight gain 11 more
How many evaluations
42
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (282)
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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 (73)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Abdominal bloating 12 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (65)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Elevated blood pressure Headaches 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
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 (50)
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Treatment name(s)

(Gliclazide MR)
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)

(Ultram)
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)

(Neurontin)
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)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Addiction 8 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (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 346
30s 1,054
40s 3,026
50s 5,644
60s 4,180
70+ 1,202

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 589
30-39 years 1,148
40-49 years 1,660
50-59 years 1,125
60-69 years 294
70+ years 38

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7,718
Not Diagnosed 189

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