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Why Is Lantus Insulin So Expensive

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Don’t Wait For Your Doctor’s Permission To Take Control Of Your Type 1 Diabetes

Control your type 1 diabetes without getting permission For most of my life dealing with type 1 diabetes, I’ve tried to take control of my chronic disease without getting my doctor’s permission. If I ever develop long-term complications, only I will pay the price — not my doctor. All the long-term complications from diabetes are nasty, and they include heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and blindness. For me, I say “no” to long-term complications. When I started taking control I inject Lantus twice in a 24-hour period for my background insulin dosage. Lantus is the insulin that works in the background to moderate my blood sugars between meals and overnight. Recently, I’ve also learned that my background, long-acting insulin is known as the basal insulin dose. I take my first 8-unit dose of Lantus about 6:30 in the morning. That dose works throughout the day. Lantus moderates my blood sugars as my meals are digested and my faster-acting insulin diminishes. Then, at about 8 PM, I take my second 8-unit dose of Lantus. If I get everything correct and eat the right amount of carbohydrates as a bed-time snack, my night-time blood sugars will usually not get too low as I s Continue reading >>

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  1. EJMac

    Using the insulin pen needles more than once.

    I am recently on disability and now on medicare too. Having trouble getting the supplies that I need for each month, IE I ordered my insulin pens and they gave me one pen for $45.00 which only had enough for 18days (actually with the wasted amounts to clear the needles, it was only 16 days worth. I did finally get what I needed because she put some special vacation status so I could get my usual box of 5 pens. I unfortunately need to give shots 5 times a day so i need 150 needles a month. Ordered a month friom the pharmacy and they gave me a box (sold me) a box with 100. I use 150 for a month.
    They say they cannppt give me more than one month at a time and can't break a box. I was using the BD pen needles. I decided to try a box of 50
    of the Walmart brand (Rely On) so I could use the needles one time each. OUch the Walmart brand pen needles hurt alot. I don't even feel the BD brand and I do it 5 times a day. MY QUESTION IS have any of you used the BD pen needles more than once. I',m afraid that it might contaminate the insulin. I was wondering if I put the used pen needle in a baggie in the am, if I could use it again at the night time dose of the same insulin. I won't be using the Rely On brand-it really does hurt too much for 5 a times a day. Please let me know if you have used yours more than once (same insulin) without any problems.

  2. Bob2830

    This is what I use almost no pain and sometimes no pain at all

  3. Bob2830

    This is what I use, almost no pain
    Lancets
    Strips OneTouch UltraSoft
    PenNeedles NovoFine Plus 32G or Nano 32Gx4mm

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