Get Type 2 Diabetes Treatment at Home, Prescribed Online

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  • Get professional medical care like lab orders and prescriptions.
  • Save the time, money, and the effort of going to the doctor's office in person.

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that causes an abnormally high blood sugar level. It usually develops due to the body resisting or not producing enough insulin.
Untreated type 2 diabetes can be dangerous because it increases your risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney damage.
With LifeMD, you can proactively manage your type 2 diabetes and make informed, healthy decisions from the comfort of your home. Start your journey to better health by scheduling an appointment with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner.

How It Works

1. Schedule

Book a telehealth appointment from wherever you are. No insurance necessary.

2. Chat

Meet with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner from your mobile device.

3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes


GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.

GLP-1-based therapies for type 2 diabetes stimulate insulin release, suppress glucagon secretion, slow gastric emptying, and promote weight loss — effectively improving glucose control.

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Metformin (Glucophage and Glumetza)

Metformin is an oral medication that is a common first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes that works by reducing the production of glucose (sugar) in the liver and improves the body’s response to insulin.

Over time, Metformin can also lower insulin resistance which helps the body regulate its blood glucose level.

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Glyburide (Diabeta and Glycron)

Glyburide works by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas, which can help lower blood sugar levels.

It’s commonly prescribed when lifestyle changes and the use of Metformin aren’t sufficient to manage blood sugar levels.

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Common Questions About Type 2 Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that affects how your body processes blood glucose (sugar). It usually develops when the body becomes resistant to or fails to produce and control insulin — a hormone made by the pancreas that regulates the glucose levels in the blood.

You can be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:

•Are overweight
•Have a sedentary lifestyle
•Follow a diet of added sugars, trans fats and unsaturated fats, and refined carbohydrates
•Have a family history of this condition

How will I know if I have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you will typically experience the following symptoms:

•Frequent urination
•Excessive thirst
•Unexplained weight loss
•Increased hunger
•Blurred vision
•Delayed wound healing
•Recurring infections

It's important to remember that some people with type 2 diabetes may not exhibit noticeable symptoms, especially during the early stages of the disease. Therefore, regular check-ups and screenings are crucial, especially if you have risk factors such as a family history of diabetes, are obese or overweight, and/or live a sedentary lifestyle.

How is type 2 diabetes treated?

Treating type 2 diabetes typically involves a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes may include:

•Eating a healthier diet
•Increasing physical activity
•Losing weight
•Managing stress

Medication prescribed by your doctor can help you maintain low blood glucose levels. Some people with type 2 diabetes may also require insulin to help their body regulate glucose.

Personalized treatment plans and regular monitoring are the most effective ways to ensure proper type 2 diabetes management.

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of factors, including poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, genetic predisposition, age, ethnicity, gestational diabetes, and other health conditions. These factors contribute to insulin resistance, where the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels. Modifying lifestyle factors and managing risk factors can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Consultation with a healthcare professional is recommended for proper evaluation and personalized guidance.

Can I get diagnosed for diabetes online?

Through LifeMD, you can schedule an appointment and discuss your concerns with a licensed healthcare professional. While your online doctor can’t perform the necessary blood and glucose tests needed for a diabetes diagnosis virtually, they can write you a lab order to get the proper blood and urine tests.

Your lab results will be sent to LifeMD and discussed with you in a follow-up appointment. Based on these results, they can recommend further steps.

How do online diabetes treatments work?

At LifeMD, a team of licensed medical professionals can provide you with the tools you need to successfully treat your condition.

After attending a virtual appointment and receiving a diagnosis after any of the necessary tests, your provider will recommend an appropriate treatment plan and prescribe medication if necessary.

Telehealth services also make it easier than ever to get follow-up treatment for effective diabetes management

What if I need a prescription refill for my type 2 diabetes medication?

Licensed healthcare professionals can write prescription refills for many type 2 diabetes medications. The prescription can be electronically sent to your local pharmacy for easy pickup.

Do I need insurance for online diabetes treatments?

LifeMD currently does not accept insurance for our memberships, however memberships are HSA/FSA eligible. Here are some other facts, tips, and pointers to help ensure you're saving on your medical care through LifeMD:

Prescription Medications: We strongly recommend using the health insurance you have to pay for your prescription medications. If you find that your copay is too high, try out our prescription discount card - you could save up to 95% off wholesale price!
Labs: Most labs are covered by insurance. LifeMD also offers significantly discounted lab pricing - up to 92% off! In many cases, we'll cover the cost of your labs.
Visits: While you can't use your insurance for LifeMD visits at this time, thankfully some (or all!) visits are included for free with LifeMD memberships. With the TotalCare plan, your first visit is on us. And the Concierge plan provides you with unlimited visits, on us.

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