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Diabetes Treatment Online
Diabetes is a chronic and life-long condition caused by a lack of insulin, or the body’s inability to use it properly. When someone has diabetes, their bodies have difficulty regulating glucose levels in the blood. This can lead to serious health complications, such as heart and kidney disease, stroke, nerve damage, eye problems, and other conditions.
Diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in adults over 45 years old and can also affect young people. It is estimated that more than 345 million people around the world are living with the condition. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1, which most commonly affects children and adolescents; and type 2, which is typically seen later in life.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes most commonly affects children and adolescents, although adults can be affected by it as well. The primary cause of type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells, resulting in an absolute lack of insulin production.
Risk factors for developing type 1 diabetes include genetic predisposition, virus exposure, and environmental triggers such as diet. As with other chronic diseases, there is no single cause for this condition but rather a combination of these and other factors that interact to produce the disease.
Treatment for type 1 diabetes usually involves managing blood sugar levels through frequent monitoring and the administration of insulin injections or pumps. An individual diagnosed with type 1 diabetes must also follow a strict dietary plan to ensure proper nutrition; exercise regularly; take medications, if any; and maintain regular doctor’s visits for checkups on their progress. With consistent treatment, proper management, and lifestyle modifications, individuals with type 1 diabetes can live healthy lives without long-term complications from their condition.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases. It typically affects adults over 45 years old, although it is increasingly being seen in younger people as well.
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include a family history of the condition, age, obesity, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, being African American or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, and gestational diabetes.
Treatment may involve medications such as metformin to help regulate sugar levels, along with lifestyle modifications including a healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight throughout adulthood, controlling cholesterol and triglyceride numbers, limiting alcohol consumption, and quitting smoking.
With proper management—through medication and lifestyle changes—people with type 2 diabetes can effectively reduce their risk for health complications related to the condition. However, consistent monitoring of blood sugar levels is essential for staying on top of symptoms and making sure they don’t get out of control.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes is considered a “silent” disease because its symptoms often go unnoticed until the condition has progressed. Common signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst and hunger
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss
- Slow-healing sores or cuts
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Tingling sensations in the hands and feet
How Is Diabetes Treated?
The goal of treating diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range. This can be done through medications, lifestyle modifications, and other treatments. Different types of diabetes may require different treatments.
There are several classes of medications used to treat diabetes, including insulin and oral medicines. Some of the most popular oral medications include:
- Metformin: Metformin is often the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes. It helps regulate blood sugar levels and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.
- Glimepiride: Glimepiride is an oral medication used to lower blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
- Glipizide: Glipizide is a short-acting sulfonylurea that helps control blood sugar levels.
- Pioglitazone: Pioglitazone is an oral medicine used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Can Diabetes Be Treated Online?
Yes, many people with diabetes are successfully managing their disease with the help of online healthcare providers. Online doctors can provide personalized care and treatment plans that are tailored to your individual needs and online prescriptions and refills for diabetes medication. They can also provide education and support through virtual appointments.
How Can DrHouse Help You Manage and Treat Diabetes?
DrHouse is an online healthcare platform that lets you make on-demand online doctor visits 24/7. So you don’t have to wait for an in-office appointment and can get the help you need right away.
Our board-certified clinicians can provide personalized tips and advice to help you manage your diabetes. Our experienced healthcare professionals can provide personalized care and treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. We also offer online prescriptions and refills for diabetes medications, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get the medications you need.
For those living with diabetes, DrHouse is here to provide the care and support you need to stay healthy. With our online services, you can access quality healthcare and support and get your diabetes treated online from the comfort of your home.
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Frequently asked questions
Can I Get a New Prescription or Refill an Existing One Through DrHouse?
Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.
Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.
What Medications Can't be Prescribed Online By DrHouse?
There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
How Do I Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:
- Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
- Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
- Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
- Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
- A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
- If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
- Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.
DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.
For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.
What Will My Appointment for a New Prescription or Refill Look Like?
During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.
The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.
You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.
Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
How Long Does It Get To Get a Prescription Online With DrHouse?
With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.
Is It Safe to Get an Online Prescription from DrHouse?
Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.
All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.
We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.
Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.
How Much Does DrHouse Cost?
DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.
The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.
To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page
Does DrHouse Accept Insurance?
Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.
What Is DrHouse’s Prescription Refill Policy?
Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.
DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.
DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.
DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.