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What Are The Different Types Of Insulin?

The Diabetes Forum - find support, ask questions and share your experiences with 250,009 people. Join the Forum A There are a number of types of insulin available. From rapid acting to long acting, from animal insulin through to analogue insulins. Insulin can be categorised by how the insulin is derived and how quickly it acts. Each of these types of insulin can also be categorised by the speed at which they works. This is termed the action of the insulin. Action of insulin varies from rapid acting insulins which can start to work almost immediately after being injected, through to long acting insulins which can keep working for up to a day, and some can last even longer. The second type of insulin is animal insulin, which is taken from the pancreas of animals. Analogue insulin is a form of human insulin in which the molecules are chemically altered so that the insulin works in a particular way. Different types of insulin can have different durations of effectiveness. Rapid acting insulin tends to work over around 5 to 6 hours whereas long acting insulin can work for around 24 hours. It is useful to know the time period which the insulin acts over so you can plan your doses and acc Continue reading >>

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  1. Hildegarde

    My husband will be retiring within the next month and I was wondering where I could get financial assistance for my Omnipod Pods. I was getting them through Edgepark but they took almost a month to get me my 90-day supply and I ran out of them and had to go back to using syringes until I received my order. I looked on Omnipod's website and they don't provide financial assistance. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Dave26

    Could you share a few more details?
    Do you currently have insurance coverage for Omnipod?
    Are you losing this insurance?
    Are you planning to simply be uninsured?
    With the PPACA, you can not be denied insurance coverage because of diabetes. Financial assistance takes the form of premium and deductible subsidies -- the pods would simply be covered as an insured item.

    This is the route to getting pumps and supplies with financial assistance. I doubt very much there is any program (with significant cost relief) to subsidize pumps/supplies directly, except for the very poor, and of course, in third world countries.

  3. mikep

    Details that Dave asked for would be helpful.

    If all else fails, I would call Omnipod CS as ask them if they can help you or at least put you on a payment plan.

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