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I've had Type I diabetes for 41 and have done great on Lente/Regular - until Lente was discontinued this summer. I switched to Lantus/Humalog about six weeks ago, and I will be the first one to stand up and say that the fine tuning of the doseage takes time and patience. I learned during the first week that 1) in my case Lantus only lasts about 18 hours, 2) it has a definite peak for me at about 5 hours after injection.
I am at a stage where, due to problems not related to diabetes, I find that I am going for months without insurance and have to pay full price for Lantus, Humalog, etc. I cannot afford $500-$750 a month for insurance and the co-pays above that right now. When working full time, I usually am okay but my copays hurt even then. Has anyone found any insurance or assistance in the form of lower prices for type 1 medical supplies?
going on a different med, but thought if it stayed at that price, it might still be doable. I just picked up my new refill yesterday and the cost was $245 for my same 84 gelcaps. Prior to this latest refill my insurance has not covered any of my refills. On this last refill, insurance did pay $70. That means that without insurance a 3 month supply would be $315. That's triple what it started out at ($85). IMO that is excessive for a thyroid medication.
org and click on the link to Locations in the top menu bar. Call or visit the branch nearest you and ask them who in your area will work with you at low/no cost. Sometimes there are group sessions hosted by JDRF branches that bring wonderful medical professionals to present ideas and answer questions. Those sessions are always free. In general, Regular insulin starts acting much more slowly than Novolog and it has a longer "tail" of activity than Novolog.
I'm confused because endo said don't do humalog more frequently than every 3 hours but snacks spike BG. I'm beginning to think I should do humalog (according to BG reading) before every snack no matter how small. I haven't done C peptide test yet but have order. Do I have to forego insulin 24 hours prior to test? Sorry to be so needy but don't get much help from endo. She looks at numbers and says they're too high, that will be $200 please.
You can use any fast acting, be it Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra. Now, this may sound like a pump is the best thing since sliced bread. It's not. I think it's more work, there are more things to keep track of because of the basal rates. Some people just don't like having something attached to them 24/7. It is expensive, as every site change will cost you anywhere from $12 to $20 in supplies, and you have to change your site every 2 to 4 days. It's not for everyone.
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1 (carbs to humalog) 12 U of Lantus a day, and herbal vitamins to control other health problems such as Iron deficiency and folic acid along with celexa for my anxiety. I sit around and try to think of ways to help this problem but Im all out of answers. I cant sleep because I have a history of passing out in my sleep and Im scared I will pass out and wont wake up so Im up every 2 hours testing at night sometimes. I check before I go to bed but that still doesnt help.
How much do you think the materials cost to make them? Four cents each? Maybe five cents including the ink needed for the dosage gauge? Then why are they so expensive? That's simple...because they are "prescription only". To me it is obvious that we are all being inconvenienced because of greed. It's all a scam! They all care more about the money in their pockets than making life easier for diabetics. As if we didn't have enough to deal with! Greed. Think about it.
Should we be looking at type of insulin? She presently talkes Lantus and Humalog. Does high protein help? Her weight is in her back across her shoulders, in her middle and thighs. She usually injects in her stomach and sometimes her thighs. Does site matter? Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you.
I have read on another diabetes forum that some batches of infusion sets have had problems. Those people reported taht Minimed sent them new infusion sets at no cost. I have some questions. Do you insert your infusion set "by hand" or do you use the Minimed "serter" device? I highly recommend using the "serter" even if you need to buy it. I had to buy mine, but others were able to get one for free.
Some are very short (Novolog/Humalog) and Regular lasts a bit longer. If you can possible standardize your meals for a few days, you might be able to figure out what's going on. Ideally, as you do the switch and attempt to get good control again with Lantus, avoid high-fat/high carbo- combinations since those types of meals can wreak havoc on blood sugar for 8 hours or more. I'm sure you know that you are very fortunate to have pals & family who can help you out.
I had to literally make myself eat. I lost 15 lbs and then I went to fill the prescription. It was a no-go. This medicine cost $429/month at my local Walgreens. I can't afford that every month. So, since September, I've gained the weight back and am afraid to go back to the endo to tell him that I love the victoza but can't afford it. My insurance company specifically excludes this medicine. Not even a letter from my doctor will get it for me. I'm hugely disappointed.
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