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
762
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (762)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
263
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (263)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (72)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
68
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (68)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
58
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (58)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Pain (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Pain (41) Diabetes Type 2 (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Gliclazide MR)
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 (204 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 81 more
How many evaluations
224
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (762)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 9 more
How many evaluations
45
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (263)
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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 (72)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Abdominal bloating 13 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (68)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Elevated blood pressure 3 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (58)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Dry cough 3 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Chronic Hyperglycemia 4 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Choking in my sleep 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Fatigue 18 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Pain (40) Diabetes Type 2 (2)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Gliclazide MR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
19
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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  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Diabetes Type 2 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 31
20s 345
30s 1,070
40s 3,020
50s 5,804
60s 4,505
70+ 1,368

Sex

Distribution of sex

60% Female
40% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 161
20-29 years 611
30-39 years 1,195
40-49 years 1,727
50-59 years 1,174
60-69 years 308
70+ years 42

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8,019
Not Diagnosed 193

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