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
673
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (673) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
229
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (229)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
105
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (77) Pain (41)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Glipizide ER)
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
71
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
57
Tried for
Pain (57) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Novolog)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (45)

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 (288 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 72 more
How many evaluations
313
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (673) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (62 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Reactive Hypoglycemia 11 more
How many evaluations
62
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (229)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Nerve pain (neuralgia) (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Brain fog Drowsiness 35 more
How many evaluations
65
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (77) Pain (41)
4 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Craving carbs 7 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (46 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Diarrhea 9 more
How many evaluations
46
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (76)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (34 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Upset stomach 10 more
How many evaluations
34
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Dizziness and feeling faint 5 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (71)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleepiness 6 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Pain (57) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Levemir FlexPen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruising Occasional weight gain 1 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Injection site pain 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (45)

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 16
20s 369
30s 1,214
40s 3,648
50s 7,616
60s 6,816
70+ 2,308

Sex

Distribution of sex

63% Female
37% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 193
20-29 years 746
30-39 years 1,507
40-49 years 2,110
50-59 years 1,443
60-69 years 399
70+ years 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12,696
Not Diagnosed 299

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