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
656
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (656) 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
94
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (67) Pain (41)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
67
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (67)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (60)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
60
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (60)
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Treatment name(s)

(Victoza)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Pain (53) 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 (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 (238 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 78 more
How many evaluations
261
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (656) Blurry vision (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (49 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Weight gain 8 more
How many evaluations
49
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (233)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Nerve pain (neuralgia) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Brain fog 27 more
How many evaluations
48
Tried for
Nerve pain (neuralgia) (67) Pain (41)
3 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Januvia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Lung infection 2 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (67)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amaryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Edema in lower extremities 5 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (60)
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Treatment name(s)

(Glipizide ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Diabetes Type 2 (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Constant tiredness 5 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Diabetes Type 2 (60)
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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 (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Choking in my sleep 5 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Pain (53) 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
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 358
30s 1,115
40s 3,129
50s 6,281
60s 5,509
70+ 1,850

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 685
30-39 years 1,359
40-49 years 1,924
50-59 years 1,298
60-69 years 352
70+ years 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9,111
Not Diagnosed 224

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