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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.

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 usually caused by genes. 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.

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.

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  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
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  • Available for patients who are already using metformin
  • To be taken as directed by your previous doctor
  • Available as a 3 month or 6 month course
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Medicines at a glance


Lowers blood glucose levels by reducing the amount of glucose absorbed from your diet and the amount made by the liver. Only for patients who are already using metformin. You will need to take metformin as previously directed by your own doctor.

Side Effects
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • loss of appetite
  • rarer side-effects include skin reactions such as redness or itch
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Patient Information Leaflet

Metformin PIL


Not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This repeat prescription service is only available if you have been previously prescribed metformin by your own doctor.


Diabetes can be also be treated with insulin and by making lifestyle changes to reduce your blood glucose levels. Anytime Doctor does not provide insulin. Your doctor will decide the best treatment options for your needs.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

How the service works

Complete consultation

Complete a free online medical consultation. Your answers provide our doctors with the information they need to safely recommend the right treatment for you.

Choose treatment

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.

Prescription issued

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.

Medicine delivered

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.

Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually develop much faster (within weeks) than type 2 symptoms, which may take a few years to develop fully. The most common symptoms include:

  • feeling thirsty more often and increased urination
  • increased hunger
  • blurred vision
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • numb or tingling sensation in hands or feet
  • unexplained weight loss
  • sores that take longer than usual to heal

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.

How our service works

  1. 1

    Complete a free online consultation

  2. 2

    Choose your preferred treatment

  3. 3

    Prescription issued by a GMC registered doctor

  4. 4

    Medicine delivered the next day

Why choose Anytime Doctor

  • UK based doctors and patient co-ordinators
  • Genuine & licensed medicines only
  • No hidden fees
  • Free discrete delivery
  • Genuine medication prescribed and dispensed by UK GPs and pharmacy
  • Free next day UK delivery
  • Discrete service, no face to face appointments needed
View Treatment Options

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