Diabetes Mellitus

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What is Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.

Common symptoms reported by people with Diabetes Mellitus

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Diabetes Mellitus

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

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Levemir FlexPen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Humulin R)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Metformin ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Levemir FlexPen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Mellitus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drooling especially at night
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Humulin R)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Diabetes Mellitus (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Diabetes Mellitus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Diabetes Mellitus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 32
40s 97
50s 127
60s 72
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 28
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 112
Female 242

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 103
Not Diagnosed 6

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