What is diabetes type 1?

Type 1 diabetes, usually diagnosed in children and young adults, can occur at any age when the pancreas does not produce insulin, a hormone needed to control the body's blood sugar levels. It requires daily monitoring of blood sugar, insulin therapy, diet modification and exercise.

How do members experience diabetes type 1?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with diabetes type 1*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for diabetes type 1*

*Data from patients with diabetes type 1, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with diabetes type 1*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Novolog)
Perceived effectiveness
for diabetes type 1 (3 evaluations)
Side effects
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
diabetes type 1 (8)
Treatment

(Lantus)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
diabetes type 1 (3)
Treatment

(Humalog)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
diabetes type 1 (3)
Treatment

(Humulin R)
Perceived effectiveness
for diabetes type 1 (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
diabetes type 1 (1)

*Data from patients with diabetes type 1, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has diabetes type 1 on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 54
20s 346
30s 809
40s 906
50s 1,043
60s 717
70+ 286

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,488
Female 2,675