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What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a metabolic disease caused by high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. The body needs energy, which it gets from blood glucose from the food we eat. However, the body needs a hormone called insulin to be able to use this blood glucose. Insulin is required to get the energy into the cells that need it. If there is no or not enough insulin in the body, the blood glucose will not reach the cells that need it and it stays in the blood. This is what leads to high blood glucose levels and diabetes.
Having too much blood glucose can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, poor blood flow and eye disease. It is therefore very important to manage diabetes in order to reduce the risk of developing these complications.
Anytime Doctor's service does not replace your GP. Regular check-ups with your GP or nurse are required every year, or sometimes more frequently. Our online doctor can only prescribe treatment if a patient provides their GP details. Anytime Doctor will write to your GP to let them know we have supplied you with treatment.
All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential. You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of waiting for an appointment.Read more
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How the service works
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Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.
A doctor will review your consultation and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. Our doctors will suggest suitable treatment options, including dosage and treatment duration. Select your medicine and complete your order using our secure payment system.
All prescriptions are sent electronically to our UK based partner pharmacy, ready for dispatch. Our partner pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and only dispenses genuine branded medicines licensed for use in the UK.
Medicines require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are dispensed and dispatched for delivery the next working day. All orders are sent using discrete packaging with no mention of Anytime Doctor or the parcel content. Upgrade to same day delivery for orders within the M25.
All of our prices are fully inclusive. When buying your treatment online our price includes the cost of the consultation, the issuing of a private prescription, dispensing of the medicine itself, free delivery and doctor after-care. There are no hidden extras.
We aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation to ensure that the treatment option you are requesting is appropriate for your needs. Our GMC registered doctors are also able to suggest treatment options for you if you prefer. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your medical consultation and registration is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.
In order to manage some conditions online, we are required to inform your GP about the medicine you have been prescribed. This will be clearly highlighted during your consultation. We will not contact or share this information with your GP without your consent. You are required to provide consent each time you order, so you remain in full control of when we contact your GP on your behalf.
Your Anytime Doctor medical record is confidential and securely stored on our UK data servers. We will never share your details unless you expressly ask us to do so.
Is all diabetes the same?
There are different forms of diabetes of which the main ones are called type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is usually an auto immune disorder, in which the body destroys the cells in the pancreas that are required to produce insulin. It is not linked to age or being overweight.
Type 2 diabetes is more common and is where the body either makes too little insulin or is unable to use insulin efficiently. It is usually caused by lifestyle factors such as being overweight, but there can also be a genetic element as well. Some forms of type 2 diabetes can be managed through oral medicines such as metformin, to reduce the levels of blood glucose and by helping the body to use insulin better.
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
The most common symptoms include:
Diabetes management and lifestyle
Eating a healthy diet, including the reduction of your salt and sugar intake, will help with your weight control and can also help to control your blood sugar levels.
Diabetes needs to be actively monitored and reviewed. Once a year you should have a blood test to assess your kidneys, cholesterol level and diabetes. It is also advisable to regularly check your blood pressure.
Last Reviewed 23/07/2019 Authored 14/11/2009
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