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
666
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (666) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
233
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (233)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
112
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (84) Pain (43)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
88
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (88)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (77)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
69
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (69)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Pain (56) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
49
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (49)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Glucophage)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (298 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 73 more
Total evaluations
324
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (666) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (69 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Reactive Hypoglycemia 12 more
Total evaluations
69
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (233)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Nerve pain (neuralgia) (44 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 33 more
Total evaluations
69
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (84) Pain (43)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (53 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diarrhea 10 more
Total evaluations
53
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (88)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Candida (Fungal) Infection 7 more
Total evaluations
32
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (77)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (28 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Dizziness and feeling faint 7 more
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Upset stomach 10 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (69)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 6 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (56) Insomnia (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Levemir FlexPen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruising Occasional weight gain 1 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (51)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Injection site pain 2 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (49)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Diabetes Type 2, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Diabetes Type 2 on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 18
20s 381
30s 1,231
40s 3,804
50s 8,073
60s 7,332
70+ 2,541
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 204
20-29 years 772
30-39 years 1,554
40-49 years 2,182
50-59 years 1,489
60-69 years 423
70+ years 45

Sex

Distribution of sex

64% Female
36% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13,916
Not Diagnosed 332

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