We were very pleased at the level of participation we received with this survey, and we wanted to publish the “top ten things you need to know about Type 2 diabetes” to coincide with the launch of our new website, Type2diabetes.com. For the general public, the results shed light on what it is like to live with Type 2 diabetes, and the results will help Type 2 diabetes patients see how others live with and manage the disease.
Most respondents reported being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in their 30s and 40s, and admitted to struggling with their weight despite deploying many weight loss approaches. Monitoring and managing their blood sugar is an ongoing challenge and respondents describe a wide variety of treatment approaches from diet and exercise to oral medications, injections and various types of insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes unfortunately also often have other conditions like high blood pressure and hypertension, as such complications (and fear of complications) is common. Additionally, respondents describe all the ways that Type 2 diabetes impacts their lives., work and relationships.
The Type 2 Diabetes in America study was solely funded by Health Union LLC and the primary goal of the study was to establish an understanding of the current state and trends of patients affected by Type 2 diabetes. Health Union does not manufacture, sell nor market any product to diagnose, prevent, or treat Type 2 diabetes or any other disease, but is the creator and publisher of in-depth, condition-specific online communities. Health Union’s communities are always free to users and are supported by transparent advertising and sponsorships.
So we would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who participated in the survey!
We will continue to analyze the Type 2 diabetes in America data and will publish new findings, including in-depth analysis of specific patient segments here on Type2Diabetes.Com in the coming months.