Type 2 Diabetes In America

New Health Union survey data helps the healthcare industry better understand and reach people living with type 2 diabetes

For the seventh year in a row, Health Union has gathered patient-reported data from thousands of real people impacted by type 2 diabetes. The seventh annual Type 2 Diabetes In America survey quantifies the true impact of this condition among patients – going beyond basic demographics and symptoms to establish a deep understanding of the holistic patient journey for those affected and to track trends over time.

The new data from the seventh annual Type 2 Diabetes In America survey reveals deep insights of a population of 2,282 diagnosed, in which 82% have experienced complications due to type 2 diabetes, with the. most common being neuropathy. 28% say they actively seek out information about the latest type 2 diabetes medications* and 14% say they currently use a mixture of metformin and another oral Rx.

*Top 2 box on a 7-pt scale

Type 2 Diabetes Survey Data
Type 2 Diabetes Survey Data

In open-ended responses, people living with type 2 diabetes share the stigma and judgment they feel associated with their diagnosis:

“Family, friends don’t want to talk about T2D. If you’re not T1D, you’re not a ‘real’ diabetic and [it’s assumed] you have it because you’re fat.” – Survey respondent living with type 2 diabetes

“It is extremely difficult for people with diabetes to be spontaneous. We often feel like a pain/burden to family and friends. I’ve been accused of being ‘high maintenance’ because of it.” – Survey respondent living with type 2 diabetes

This access to a broad base of knowledge, facts and data gleaned from Health Union’s open online health communities like Type2Diabetes.com, and syndicated research allows the healthcare industry to harness the power of Health Union’s continuous immersion in the patient experience to deliver smarter insights and implications–so you can spend your time developing the strategies that will make a difference.