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.
According to the CDC, you should get a blood work test to be screened for diabetes if any of the following apply:
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.
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:
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.
1 out of 3 American
adults has prediabetes - 80% are unaware they are prediabetic
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%
Lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you take early action
Data provided by the CDC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our providers are vetted according to strict quality of care protocols determined by UCSF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
23 years of experience
I am very passionate about providing diabetes care and incorporate lifestyle care into my work with the Native American population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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You can use our in-app messaging system to upload files and images for your provider to review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We also offer a self-pay option at a flat rate of $100 per appointment.
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.
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.
Download the app right after you book your appointment, and you’ll receive a few questionnaires to complete prior to your visit.
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.
Your provider will prepare a personalized plan for you after each visit including a diagnosis, recommendation, prescriptions and resources for additional reading.
Have questions about your medical insurance? Notice new symptoms? Your Care Coordinator and doctor are available to talk using secure, HIPAA-compliant chat.