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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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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
676
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (676) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
235
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (235)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
96
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (68) Pain (42)
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)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
65
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (65)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
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
58
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (58)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
Tried for
Pain (54) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Pain (27) Insomnia (20)
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 (260 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 85 more
How many evaluations
284
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (677) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (52 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Weight gain 8 more
How many evaluations
52
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (235)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Nerve pain (neuralgia) (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 31 more
How many evaluations
51
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (68) Pain (42)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Dizziness and feeling faint 4 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (66)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Edema in lower extremities 5 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (65)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (35 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Constant tiredness 6 more
How many evaluations
35
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (62)
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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 (58)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 5 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (54) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Injection site pain Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 2 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Grogginess 13 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (27) Insomnia (20)
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 19
20s 371
30s 1,146
40s 3,240
50s 6,546
60s 5,711
70+ 1,861

Sex

Distribution of sex

62% Female
38% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 181
20-29 years 701
30-39 years 1,389
40-49 years 1,946
50-59 years 1,310
60-69 years 354
70+ years 43

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9,735
Not Diagnosed 238

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