Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Order diabetes treatment and get free, contactless home delivery that's fast, reliable and confidential.

€20.00 per consultation

€20.00 per consultation

Simply fill in a brief questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and prescribe a suitable treatment. How to Order

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that means your body can’t control your blood sugar levels well. This can have a big impact on your health.

The most commonly prescribed medication for type 2 diabetes is called Metformin. It isn’t a cure but can help to lower your blood sugar levels so they’re in a safe range.

Please note: where a generic product has been ordered we may use a range of manufacturers to provide you with your medication, in order to maintain our service levels.

Who can get treatment online?

You could be able to get treatment online if you:

  • are at least 18 years old with a formal diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • are already taking a stable dose of metformin: this shouldn’t have been changed in at least the last 6 months
  • have had your blood sugar checked in the last 6 months (HbA1c blood test)
  • have had a diabetic check in the last 6 months
  • have had your kidney function checked in the last 6 months (eGFR blood test)

How to place an order

Ordering with us is a simple process that only needs you to take a few steps:

  1. Fill out a short online assessment about your health and lifestyle
  2. Select the treatment option you’d like, e.g. metformin
  3. One of the doctors at ZAVA will check your assessment answers to make sure that the medication is appropriate for you
  4. If your medication is approved, you can choose how to receive it; you can have it posted to your address or you can collect it from a nearby post office instead

Common side effects of type 2 diabetes treatment

The most common side effects of metformin include:

  • heartburn
  • stomach pain
  • nausea/vomiting
  • bloating
  • gas
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • metallic taste in mouth
Medically reviewed by:
Dr Nicholas Antonakopoulos

Dr Nicholas Antonakopoulos graduated from the University of London in 2006. He did his postgraduate training in hospitals in the London area, and he trained for four years in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery before completing his training in General practice in 2015.

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Last reviewed: 22 Oct 2018

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