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but we are not rich by any stretch, and the expenses of diabetes treatment have significantly affected us. We currently spend between $200-300/month on Novolog, Lantus, test strips, and syringes, most of which we buy at Sam's Club. I expect this cost to increase soon, as Sean appears to be getting out of his honeymoon period and his insulin needs are increasing. Are there less expensive alternatives? I would be grateful for anyone's experience in this area. Thank you!
JackieJo, As you may know, we're not physicians here. While we have considerable personal experience with diabetes, we don't know you or your particulars, so it will be very important for you to meet with a doctor or a certified diabetes educator (CDE) to tailor your transition. As a start, I'd recommend you check in with your local JDRF chapter or branch. They sponsor this Forum and have physical offices all over the US and in several other countries.
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.
I really don't think they should cost this much, but they have us over a barrel and they know that we have no choice but to buy the stuff.
Some great resources for locating free and low cost clinics are the two links I have listed below. These clinics usually require proof of income to be eligible for services (which can include doctor's visits and even lab work). I’m a Type I who doesn’t have any insurance either and these types of clinics have worked for me—I have received very low cost doctor’s visits and lab work. https://www.pparx.org/FreeClinicFinder.php http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.
I have been taking a compound thyroid for awhile and I feel great, but I have new insurance and the cost of synthroid is now pretty low and I'm thinking about going back unless I can find a cheaper compound. I'm paying $50/month with $7 shipping in Burbank, CA and that seems to be the going rate (give or take $5). Any thoughts?
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.
Hi, I am now on novolog, symalin, and lantus. I am thinking about a pump. I got diagnosed 7 months ago and am 14. My doctor let me try a medtronic minimed pump for a couple days and it has saline in it. It hurts a bit mostly sore where I have the infusion thing. I read about the omnipod and it seems okay. I thought the tubing on the pumps would be visible but it really isn't. It is small tubing so I might not get an omni pod.
I personally do not use a pump, and maintain a barely-above-non-diabetic a1c level that has not wavered at all since I started my current insulin regimen of Lantus and Novolog. So this is my personal preference -- in my case a pump cannot improve control since control is optimal right now with insulin injections. But the reality is that the Lantus is working 24 hours per day after injection and you can't completely turn that off like you can a pump.
This sometimes translates into spending more at the grocery store but eating well isn't always cost effective! I want to encourage you to visit the jdrf website as there is a special on-line support team that can give you a specific person to connect with and help you get through this very emotional and trying time in your life. It's like having an internet friend to discuss any diabetes topic with 24/7!
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've been off of it since August after having kept the weight off for 9 months due to its high cost, but have only gained back 5 pounds. This ability to keep the weight off I have attributed to: 2) Minimal highs and lows - I have switched to as much of a "paleo" style diet as possible. During a meal challenge, my blood sugars went from 110 to 375 after only an hour and by the end of the 4 hour challenge I was right back to 102.
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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