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
660
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (660) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
234
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (234)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
95
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (69) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (66)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (61)
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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)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (56)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Pain (48) Insomnia (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)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Pain (28) Insomnia (19)
4 more

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 (230 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 78 more
How many evaluations
253
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (660) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 7 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (234)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Nerve pain (neuralgia) (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 21 more
How many evaluations
44
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (69) Pain (40)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Lung infection 2 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (66)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Constant tiredness 5 more
How many evaluations
30
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (61)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Edema in lower extremities 4 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (58)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Stomach upset 7 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (56)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Choking in my sleep 4 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (48) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Reactive Hypoglycemia
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess 13 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Pain (28) Insomnia (19)
4 more

Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Diabetes Type 2 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 355
30s 1,114
40s 3,107
50s 6,200
60s 5,363
70+ 1,805

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 178
20-29 years 679
30-39 years 1,349
40-49 years 1,913
50-59 years 1,285
60-69 years 351
70+ years 43

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8,823
Not Diagnosed 211

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