Switch from Humalog to what

By lipsie Latest Reply 2009-03-03 14:15:08 -0600
Started 2009-03-02 17:41:48 -0600

Today I got from my new insurance Company that I have to switch off my Humalog cuz its not covered. What else is out there I can discuss with my MD about this change? Any advice? I hate changes like this, makes me nervous. Ulgh! Thanks

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lipsie 2009-03-03 14:15:08 -0600 Report

Thank you all for your response. It gives me a idea of what I am dealing with when I see my doctor this Friday. I use to be on the Humalog Mix but that was when I took it regular, now its just as a sliding scale so. Again, thank you all VERY much! :) Sheila

rbergman 2009-03-02 23:52:07 -0600 Report

I take a 70/30 mix, however I have no insurance, but my insulin is less than $25 a vial AND I don't have to have a script written for it as all mixes can be purchased over the counter no questions asked. I have not used the other insulins for so long I don't know what the cost is but if I remember right when I was on Lantus it was pretty pricey, over $70/vial. I was also on Humulin R but I can't remember what the price of it was.

2009-03-02 18:52:23 -0600 Report

I actually ask my doctor that question because I had looked up the prices and Novalog was cheaper than Humulin or Humalog. He said they were the same thing only made by two different drug companies. I am by far no diabetes or insulin expert, actually very new and dumb to this. Just passing on what he told me. Anybody, please tell me if I am wrong! Good luck, Angie

BeckyJ 2009-03-02 17:52:38 -0600 Report

I went through this in January. Since I am on temporary medical assistance while I'm waiting for Disability the Medical Card does not cover Humalog. I had to switch to Novalog. It actually works better on lowering my BG's. The biggest change though was going to syringes. Before I had always had pens with removable needle tips. After a little adjustment…and learning by trial and error how to inject without hitting a muscle I found the Novalog seemed to work faster and better.

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