Meet with a doctor over video for screening and treatment of diabetes and prediabetes

Whether you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, or whether you are looking for an A1C test to confirm your blood sugar levels, you can book a video appointment with a Board-Certified primary care provider to get started.

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Who should be screened for diabetes and prediabetes?

According to the CDC, you should get a blood work test to be screened for diabetes if any of the following apply:

Everybody over 45

The CDC recommends that all adults over 45 get a blood work test. With normal results, adults over 45 should repeat the test every 3 years.

Adults under 45

If you’re an adult under 45, you should also get a blood work test if you have any of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, which include:

  • Being overweight

  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with Type 2 diabetes

  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week

  • Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or having given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds

  • Being an African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native person. Some Pacific Islanders and Asian American people are also at higher risk.

What does care look like?

Why should you take action?

The risks of going undiagnosed

It is important to understand that the effects of diabetes develop gradually and worsen the longer that your blood sugar is in a dangerous range. If you have prediabetes or diabetes, you should seek care because these long-term effects will eventually become disabling and even life-threatening.

Prediabetes increases your risk of Type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart attack. Type 2 diabetes can commonly lead to heart disease, chronic kidney disease, nerve damage, and other problems with feet, vision, hearing, and mental health.

Preventing and delaying complications

You can take steps to prevent serious health complications of prediabetes and diabetes by bringing your blood sugar back down to healthy levels and improving your overall health.

Finding an excellent primary care provider whom you trust is key to figuring out how to make and maintain long-term lifestyle changes that will keep you healthy and happy.

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96 million

1 out of 3 American
adults has prediabetes - 80% are unaware they are prediabetic

58 percent

Lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you take early action with prediabetes

Preventative action can lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by up to 58%

58%

Lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you take early action

Data provided by the CDC

We make diabetes screening and treatment more accessible than ever.

We have over 150 Board-Certified primary care providers trained in managing diabetes and a mobile app designed to make it easy for you to connect with your provider.

1. Measure your blood sugar levels

Book an initial video appointment with a Circle Medical provider of your choosing to discuss your health and concerns with prediabetes and/or diabetes.

If you haven't had a screening test but are at risk of developing prediabetes and/or diabetes, your provider will order blood work for you. Common tests include the A1C Test, the Fasting Blood Sugar Test, the Glucose Tolerance Test, and the Random Blood Sugar Test. Your Circle Medical provider will be able to determine the appropriate test(s) for you.

For your convenience, you'll be able to have the test performed at a Quest or LabCorp location near you.

2. Discuss your results with a provider

Once we have received your test results, a nurse or your provider will reach out to you to discuss your results and care options.

  • If you complete blood work that we ordered for you, your results will be uploaded automatically to the Circle Medical app and shared with you.

  • If you completed blood work elsewhere, you can upload your results to the Circle Medical app to discuss them with a provider.

3. Partner with your provider to improve your health

If you are diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, your provider will work with you to create a care plan that will consist of making healthy lifestyle changes and may include medication based on your needs.

You'll check-in with your provider through video appointments as you:

  • Test your blood sugar levels with a glucometer and upload your results to the Circle Medical app so that your provider can review them with you. Your provider will explain when to self-test and when to have bloodwork done.

  • Learn more about healthy lifestyle changes you can make. Many of our Circle Medical primary care providers are also specialized in lifestyle management, so they will be able to create customized care plans for you tailored towards living a healthier lifestyle.

  • Send your provider a chat whenever you have questions or need additional support. Our app provides you with 24/7 access to message your provider and care team whenever you want guidance.

In network with most PPO insurance plans.

What are my treatment options?

Your care plan will be unique to you, and may consist of any combination of the following:

Lifestyle Modifications

Based on your initial appointment, your provider will suggest strategies for living a healthier lifestyle.

You'll then work with your provider to figure out what does or doesn't work for you, and your provider will adjust your care plan appropriately to make sure it suits your needs.

Medication

Your provider may recommend medication to supplement your treatment plan based on your needs.

Medication can include insulin and diabetes pills, such as Metformin, that will help regulate your blood sugar levels.

Blood Tests

Your provider will recommend a combination of self-testing and lab testing specific to your needs.

For self-testing, your provider will explain when and how often to take your blood sugar levels, which you can upload to the app to share with your provider.

For lab tests, your provider will order your blood work, which you can get done at a lab near you.

A team of Board-Certified experts ready to work with you.

Our providers are vetted according to strict quality of care protocols determined by UCSF.

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Denise Trumbauer

36 years of experience

I have over 25 years of advanced practice experience with both diabetes and weight management. I have also incorporated a holistic approach into weight management through self empowerment, self love, exercise and good nutrition.

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Shannon Weldon

7 years of experience

Diabetes care and management has been a focus of mine for years, from my internship with an endocrinologist to providing DM management care for older adults, to my current membership in the Endocrinology group of the AANP.

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Sabrina Seidman

11 years of experience

I am excited by holistic lifestyle management care! I have provided patients with successful lifestyle and weight loss coaching for 10+ years with a focus on measures like nutrition and exercise, with the option to use medication when needed.

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Jarrod Roussel

20 years of experience

I'm passionate about helping my patients optimize their health so they can live life to the fullest! I am certified in Lifestyle Medicine through the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

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Laura Babbitt

25 years of experience

I am passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves. I am also very passionate about helping patients with diabetes and weight loss goals!

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Margo Beemer

8 years of experience

I have 7 years of experience working with patients to achieve healthier weight, including running the Department of Defense Weight & Wellness Program in Hawaii. I am passionate about working with patients at every stage of their health and wellness journey.

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Pauline Good

23 years of experience

I am very passionate about providing diabetes care and incorporate lifestyle care into my work with the Native American population.

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Elizabeth Barker

19 years of experience

My focus is on wellness, prevention, and management. I believe in an integrative approach to treat the whole person. I am a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and also have completed courses in Functional Nutrition.

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Rachel Akin

6 years of experience

Nutrition is my passion! I work to ensure my patients feel thoroughly understood and heard, and to meet everyone where they are with kindness and empathy.

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Rakhi Sarkar

11 years of experience

I am passionate about treating multi-generational families with making an impact in their future wellbeing with focus on preventative medicine, and have a lot of experience with diabetes and weight management.

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Renee Carlson

13 years of experience

I love being a medical provider! My goal is to be the first resource for patients regarding their physical and behavioral health needs. I am certified by the American Academy of Obesity Medicine.

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Priyanka Bahl

7 years of experience

I am passionate about helping my patients improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being to live their healthiest and best life. I am so happy to be offering this service to patients.

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Jess Wright

5 years of experience

I aim to utilize evidence-based approaches to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases, and specifically promote a whole-food, plant-based diet, as well as pharmacological management of diabetes. I strive to empower patients to take control of their overall health.

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Gehan Morel

11 years of experience

Diabetes management is my forte! I am very passionate about contributing to the healing process to my clients through exceptional, individualized patient-centered care. I love helping patients with lifestyle and weight management.

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Tehmina Kazmi

21 years of experience

Besides many years of working with people with eating disorders, I have deep background working with patients to find weight and lifestyle modifications to help manage their symptoms. I believe in a holistic approach to care.

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Sara Saginaw

12 years of experience

I have a decade of experience with diabetes management, and I love working with patients to find the right balance of medications and/or lifestyle modifications that works for them.

LGBTQ+ certified
Armi Azad

16 years of experience

My passion is to help you discover the BEST version of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. My motto is “prevention is always better than the cure.” Health is not an overnight process, it’s a journey. I am certified in Lifestyle Medicine, and I am also a certified health coach.

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Cassandra Reaka

5 years of experience

I have extensive experience and training in weight loss, lifestyle modifications, and diabetes management. I emphasize detailed guidance on the lifestyle modifications that I recommend so that I'm always on the same page with my patients. When necessary, I look into pharmaceutical treatments as well.

LGBTQ+ certified
Elise Ingram

4 years of experience

I see healthcare as the crossroads of science and compassion. I love being able to use my medical knowledge and previous experience with weight loss and lifestyle management to provide compassionate care to improve the lives of my patients.

LGBTQ+ certified
Kevin Li

7 years of experience

I am passionate about working with patients to lower their A1c and lose weight. I work with my patients to create home exercise programs and dietary changes first, and supplement with medication if appropriate.

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Frequently Asked

Diabetes care

How do I get a blood test through Circle Medical?

Book an initial appointment with any Circle Medical provider. During that appointment, your provider will get to know you and recommend a specific blood test or multiple tests. They will then order the blood work for you, and you can go to a Quest or LabCorp lab near you to have the test performed. Your results will be automatically uploaded to the Circle Medical app and your provider will be in touch.

How do I share an existing blood test result with Circle Medical?

Once you have booked an appointment with a Circle Medical provider, you will be prompted to download our HIPAA compliant mobile app. Upon signing into your account, you will be able to upload files and images via our in-app messaging system for your provider to review and discuss with you.

What if I just need a diabetes medication refill? Can I get that through Circle Medical?

To get a medication refilled, book an initial appointment with any Circle Medical provider. Medication should be used in combination with diet and lifestyle improvements, and your provider will be able to spend that initial appointment getting to know you and your health history. Any medications will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice.

I haven’t really been managing my prediabetes or diabetes… where should I start?

We understand. Making lifestyle changes can be intimidating, and it can be difficult to stay in touch with your provider for various reasons. Once you book an initial appointment, you’ll be able to discuss your health history with your provider, who will then recommend a care plan that is specific to your needs. You can reach out to your provider at any time through in-app chat, and video appointments are easy to book and join, which makes getting support for diabetes management a little easier.

I’m starting to experience other health concerns. How do I know if it’s related to my diabetes?

It really depends on your individual health, so the best next step for you is to book an initial appointment with any Circle Medical provider. Our primary care providers are able to diagnose and treat all general conditions outside of diabetes care, so we encourage you to find a Circle Medical provider that you trust and can share all of your healthcare concerns with.

If you are experiencing severe health concerns, such as [ ], please dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

How do I share my glucometer results with my provider?

You can use our in-app messaging system to upload files and images for your provider to review.

How often do I need to have appointments?

Your specific appointment frequency depends on your individual care plan. If this is a new diagnosis for you, you may have more frequent appointments with your provider to allow room for modifications to your care plan based on what is working. Patients who have stabilized their blood sugar levels and are focused on maintenance typically see their providers less frequently; about once every 3-6 months. We encourage you to discuss appointment frequency with your provider during your initial appointment if you have questions.

Do I need an in-person appointment for diabetes care?

Our approach to diabetes management is to provide better access to high quality providers through video appointments and in-app chat, so you can get support whenever you need it. Living a healthier lifestyle is a long-term process, and you deserve support that can adapt to your needs.

Do I have to take medications if I am diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes?

Your Circle Medical provider will work with you and provide guidance on lifestyle changes. It is possible to control diabetes and prediabetes through adherence to lifestyle modifications when diagnosed and acted upon early.

General

Where are Circle Medical’s clinics located? Where can I get care?

Circle Medical has in-person clinics in California and is expanding its in-person presence across the US, but you can get high quality care via telemedicine video appointments in 25 states across the US.

To see what states are currently available, please start booking an appointment and the available states will show as options for you to select.

Do I need to book my appointment with a doctor (MD or DO), or can I book my appointment with any provider (PA-C, NP, etc)?

You do not need to book your initial appointment with a doctor. You can book your appointment with any provider that we have available. Our providers all work closely together to make sure that we are providing the same excellent standard of care to all patients regardless of which provider you book your appointment with.

What is the total cost of treatment?

Circle Medical is a primary care practice, which means that the only fee due to us is the cost of the appointment itself. We accept insurance, so your plan may pay some or all of the appointment fee. Circle does not charge any ongoing membership fees to use our platform.

If you are prescribed medications, you will pay for them when you pick them up at a pharmacy.

Insured

We contract with most PPO insurance plans. If you are a California Bay Area resident, we also work with a small number of HMO plans.

To verify if we work with your insurance, simply start booking an appointment online. You will be prompted to enter your insurance details and will receive eligibility results instantly as well as an estimate of your appointment cost prior to confirming your appointment.

Some PPO plans that we currently work with are:

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, and United Healthcare.

Our insured patients pay an average of $5-$50 per appointment.

Plans that we cannot work with are:

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide care for patients who have Medi-Cal or Medicaid insurance. This is because we are not licensed Medi-Cal or Medicaid providers, so we are not able to provide care, even if these patients choose to pay cash instead of use their insurance. If you have Medi-Cal or Medicaid, please do not book an appointment with us, as we will be unable to provide care even if you do not enter your insurance information.

Uninsured

We also offer a self-pay option at a flat rate of $100 per appointment.

Step-by-Step Timeline

Please take a minute to review our FAQ and make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment through our practice before you book your appointment.

2 min

Book an appointment online

Select your state of residence, pick a provider and time, and confirm your insurance coverage for your real-time estimated costs before you finalize your appointment.

2-3 min

Download the app and prepare for your appointment

Download the app right after you book your appointment, and you’ll receive a few questionnaires to complete prior to your visit.

15-30 min

Complete your first appointment and start treatment

A few minutes before your scheduled appointment time, you will receive a link in the in-app chat to join the video call. Make sure that you are in an area with a strong cellular connection.

If you are a good candidate for care, your provider will then discuss your treatment plan. Again, be sure to read through the FAQ to make sure that you are a good candidate for care before booking your appointment.

Your provider will send any prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy, and we will alert you in the app when your prescription is ready for pick-up. This can take up to 24 hours after your appointment.

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You can manage your regular follow-ups by booking and rescheduling your appointments through the app. If you have any questions or need to contact your provider, use our in-app chat to message your care team.

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