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Diabetes treatment

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About Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body has a hard time maintaining healthy levels of glucose in the blood. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where the body has a hard time maintaining healthy levels of glucose in the blood. For our bodies to work effectively, we need to convert glucose into energy through a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps to regulate sugar levels found in our blood. When you have diabetes, your body may have trouble recognising insulin, insulin is no longer produced or is not produced in sufficient amounts which leads to high sugar levels in the blood resulting in a range of short-term and long-term complications.

There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. There is no cure for either type, but it can be managed through daily self-care to minimise any complications. Management includes diet, exercise, weight control, blood pressure monitoring, regular blood tests and taking prescribed medications, if needed, as directed.

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, defined by the pancreas not producing enough or any insulin at all. It is more commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, though it can occur at any age.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition, defined by when insulin is not working effectively, the pancreas is not producing sufficient insulin or a combination of the two. It can be related to ageing, family history, medications and lifestyle factors like obesity and inactivity.

What are my diabetes treatment options?

There are both oral tablets and insulin injections prescribed to help manage diabetes. If you’re able to control your blood sugar levels through lifestyle management and oral medications, then you minimise the future need for insulin injections. If you do need insulin, regular check-ups will allow for appropriate and safe initiation when needed.

Even if you are feeling well, it's important to take your medication exactly as prescribed in order to reduce the risk of experiencing diabetic complications. It's also important to take measures for lifestyle management. This means ensuring you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, keeping within a healthy weight range and, if you consume alcohol, that you’re doing it safely.

In order to receive treatment for diabetes through Rosemary, you must already have seen a doctor, received a diagnosis and be prescribed your regular treatment by your general practitioner. An online doctor in Australia on our platform can help you access your treatment and is available to chat online about your progress whenever you need.

How it works

Rosemary takes care of everything from online health assessments to delivery of treatment and free ongoing care.
Online doctor visit
Report your symptoms to an Australian licensed online doctor.
Free delivery
Receive your prescription medication with free shipping nationwide.
Ongoing care
Contact your Rosemary doctor to report progress on your treatment.
Dr Ai Nhi Bui Australia online doctor
Dr. Ai Nhi Bui
FRACGP, MB.BS (University of Sydney), B.Med Sc (University of NSW)

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We only work with vetted, licensed Australian doctors with a track record for providing excellent patient-centred care.

Our doctors will prescribe a personalised diabetes treatment plan to help you manage your diabetes symptoms. All treatment plans come with unlimited follow-ups so you can chat to your doctor about your progress whenever you need.

Member Stories

"Highly recommended! Very fast & efficient service - great convenience being able to get prescriptions sent without having to make an appointment to visit a GP in person. Products arrived within 2 days."
Will
"Really happy to have the ability to seek medical advice without having to be in a clinic. Medication is sent directly to you which is great for super busy people."
Leah
"Makes life easier! I always forget to pick up my script repeats and then need to make a last minute rush to the pharmacy. Now I don’t have to worry and it comes to my door."
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