Ask diabetes questions to doctors online?

rbriggs88
By rbriggs88 Latest Reply 2017-10-27 06:06:58 -0500
Started 2013-08-15 20:11:10 -0500

Hey guys, have any of you ever tried asking diabetes medical questions to doctors online? I recently ran across a site called Healthtap.com and they allow you to ask doctors questions for free, like this post by a fellow diabetic: http://bit.ly/16OGHvi

My wife tried it once for stomach pain and the docs got back to her in a few hours with a response. The doctors seem like legit US practicing physicians, but I've yet to try the service for diabetes. Was wondering if anyone else have tried it before and what experience has been like? Has it helped anyone resolve any questions? Thanks.


3 replies

pallavi.ruchika
pallavi.ruchika 2017-10-27 06:06:58 -0500 Report

That's a very good thread. With the technology changing at Rapid pace, Telemedicine is now a very common thing. I usually prefer taking a second opinion from doctor online. Although I get myself tested at a nearby clinic, I prefer seeking a second opinion. One such service which I have been using since a long time is JustDoc - https://justdoc.com. I share my test results with the doctor via e-mail and seek an opinion from him/her online. Also it helps me in saving cost for minor issues. And people who are not insured, it can be life saver.

richyb
richyb 2017-08-03 17:43:40 -0500 Report

im a type 2 diabetic. just tested my blood and it was 425. should i go to the emergency room or can i just drink a lot of water?

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette Terry 2013-08-16 15:15:49 -0500 Report

I think those services are great. However, you do need to take into consideration that they may not know your particular situation so take their advice with a grain of salt.

We actually have an ask the expert section here on this site too which is very similar. You can ask a question to our group of experts from Joslin that consists of a dietitian, doctor and CDE. They are pretty good at getting back to you and have a vast knowledge of diabetes. You can check it out by clicking on the ask the expert tab near the top of the screen in the navigation toolbar.