Millennials with type 2 diabetes more likely to face difficulties with social interactions

IMAGE: Specialists in type 2 diabetes care can make a major difference to people living with the condition — but many aren’t accessing their services.
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Credit: Source: Healthline Media’s State of Type 2 Diabetes Survey — Healthline Media commissioned to manage programming and data hosting related to the survey. The sample was sourced from Survey…

“Always Connected” Generation — and Largest in U.S. — Worry More about Being Judged for Having Disease, Sometimes Avoid Seeing Healthcare Provider

SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2018 — Millennials with type 2 diabetes (T2D) experience difficulties with social interactions at more than double the rate of Gen Xers and at three times the rate of baby boomers. The difficulties reported stem from their condition and include challenges with dating and intimate relationships, friendships, and making new friends, as well as in their career. Nearly half of millennials and about a third of Gen Xers reported hiding their condition out of worry about what others think. Likewise, feelings of guilt, embarrassment, and anxiety are more frequently experienced by millennials and Gen Xers than older adults. These and other findings were revealed in a new report from Healthline Media, the fastest growing health information brand, reaching 47 million monthly users in the United States.

The report, “State of Type 2 Diabetes,” examines the current population of people living with T2D across generations and gender, investigates the emotional challenges of the condition, and explores their most pressing concerns, day-to-day experiences, and feelings. The report included a survey of more than 1,500 people with T2D and in-depth interviews with medical experts, advocacy groups, and patients themselves. The full report can be accessed at

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