Seeing a doctor online is especially helpful for people with diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease that generally requires ongoing, chronic care. People with diabetes need to get prescriptions for insulin and sometimes, one or more types of medication.
Diabetes patients need to communicate with doctors to:
- Help determine the right medication.
- Fine tune medication and insulin dosage.
- Discuss how lifestyle changes affect insulin levels and severity of diabetes.
Online telemedicine makes things much easier for people with diabetes. Diabetes medication and insulin are not controlled substances. Therefore, you can get an online doctor prescription if you need to fill your medication.
And if something comes up related to your diabetes, it’s much quicker and easier for your doctor to arrange an online doctor appointment instead of an office visit.
If you have not been diagnosed or have not seen a doctor for your diabetes, you will most likely have to visit in person for your first few appointments. But after that, seeing a doctor online for ongoing diabetes management is effective.
In fact, telemedicine has been linked to better health outcomes, as patients are more likely to get the regular care they need.