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

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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
731
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (731) Blurry vision (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
254
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (254)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (70)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (68) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
63
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (61)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Pain (51) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Pain (40) Diabetes Type 2 (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Byetta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (43)

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 (231 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 89 more
How many evaluations
254
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (731) Blurry vision (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (51 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 8 more
How many evaluations
51
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (254)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Lung infection 1 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (70)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Constant tiredness 5 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (68) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Edema in lower extremities 4 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (63)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Abdominal bloating 12 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (61)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Injection site itching Injection site redness 2 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Choking in my sleep 3 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (51) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 13 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Pain (40) Diabetes Type 2 (2)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Byetta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea 15 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (43)

Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
  • None

Who has Diabetes Type 2 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 23
20s 369
30s 1,143
40s 3,202
50s 6,207
60s 5,048
70+ 1,581

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 174
20-29 years 676
30-39 years 1,326
40-49 years 1,876
50-59 years 1,261
60-69 years 344
70+ years 43

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8,699
Not Diagnosed 205

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