TABLE 7.

Respondents’ Rankings of the Ways in Which Diabetes Has the Greatest Impact on Day-to-Day Life*

Respondents With Type 1 Diabetes (% of 15,966 total mentions)Respondents With Type 2 Diabetes (% of 3,720 total mentions)
First greatest impactThe time commitment and burden good diabetes management takes (23%)Managing your diet (19%)
Second greatest impactDifficulty managing blood glucose (23%)Managing your weight (18%)
Third greatest impactHypoglycemia (14%)Getting exercise (14%)
Fourth greatest impactOther people’s perceptions and opinions about diabetes (8%)Difficulty managing your blood glucose (14%)
Fifth greatest impactFocusing on work or school (7%)The time commitment and burden good diabetes management takes (13%)
  • * Choices included difficulty managing your blood glucose, hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), the time commitment and burden good diabetes management takes, managing your diet, focusing on work or school, getting exercise, sticking to the diabetes medication routine your doctor recommends, managing your weight (losing weight or keeping weight off), other people’s perceptions and opinions about diabetes, getting enough sleep or sleep problems, and other.