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Save On Novolog

Save On Novolog

NovoLog® mealtime insulin is covered by most health insurance and Medicare plans.a If you and your diabetes care team are thinking about starting NovoLog®, contact your insurance company to learn more about your coverage. Or check out our Co-pay Calculator. Sign up for Cornerstones4Care® to receive a Savings Card. Eligible commercially insured patients can use it to: Pay as little as $25 a fill up to 2 years (maximum savings up to $100 per fill) when you start NovoLog® Pay as little as $20 a fill up to 2 years (maximum savings up to $100 per fill) for select other Novo Nordisk products And you can get a free box of Novo Nordisk needlesb when you activate your card and enroll in the program. Eligibility and other restrictions apply. Offer valid for select Novo Nordisk products. Offer not valid for patients enrolled in any government, state, or federally funded medical or prescription benefit program, including Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, and TriCare. Offer is valid for a maximum of 24 refills per product over 2 years. Complete details are provided with the card. For more details, click here. If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Click here to find out more. aFormulary data are provided by Fingertip Formulary® and are current as of January 2015. Because formularies do change and many health plans offer more than one formulary, please check directly with the health plan to confirm coverage. bNeedles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states. Continue reading >>

Can I Get Insulin Over The Counter?

Can I Get Insulin Over The Counter?

Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services answers a question about generic insulin brands available at WalMart. We receive many questions about over-the-counter insulin, so we decided to ask certified diabetes educator Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services (IDS) about it. Here’s her answer: Today, most prescriptions for those using insulin cover the most up-to-date types of insulin – basal insulins such as Lantus and Levemir, as well as rapid-acting insulins like Novolog, Humalog and Apidra. Read “Can I Use Insulin Past Its Expiration Date?” When you buy insulin over the counter (OTC), these brand-name insulins are not available. sponsor ReliOn Brand of insulin at Walmart is available without prescription in some states. However, it includes very limited types of insulin. These are the older generation of insulins, including R insulin, also called Regular (a short-acting insulin and N insulin (an intermediate-acting insulin taken twice a day). These generic OTC insulins have a very different action profile than prescribed insulins. However, generic does not by any means indicate low quality. Having an insulin back-up plan in case you find yourself with an outdated prescription or short on funds is important. It would be beneficial to discuss with a health care provider how to go about using these generic OTC insulins before you have to use them, however. Read “Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t the Answer to High Insulin Prices.” Rapid-acting insulin works faster and clears your body faster. Basal insulin analogs typically work longer and more evenly without a peak in action, unlike the intermediate-acting insulin that has to be taken two times a day. R and N insulin types require users to have a bit more stability to their meals and daily activitie Continue reading >>

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

How To Get Insulin At A Cheaper Price

Insulin can be expensive. If you’re one of the 6 million Americans with diabetes relying on this main-stay treatment, you could be paying out-of-pocket costs anywhere from $120 to $400 per month, according to a 2015 New England Journal of Medicine commentary. Drugs such as Lantus (insulin glargine) and Levemir (insulin detemir) have seen significant cost increases, according to a recent trend report by pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. One reason for the high prices is the lack of generic options for insulin. So for now, you’re stuck having to search around to find affordable options. Where do you shop for more affordable insulin? For some people though, high drug costs can mean making difficult financial choices. Our national polls show people might cut back on groceries and paying bills to pay for their medications. To minimize your costs, consider these options: Prescription Assistance Programs If you don’t have health insurance or are without drug coverage, look into applying for a patient assistance program (PAP). Through the nonprofit NeedyMeds, you can find some programs that offer free or low-cost insulin as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Those are usually based on your insurance status, income, and diagnosis. You might also qualify for a diagnosis-specific program that can help you save on syringes, pumps, and other diabetes supplies. Pharmacists are also a great resource and can help you find a PAP that meets your financial needs. Switch Drugs Another way to save is by asking your doctor whether there’s a lower-priced insulin that’s right for you. While “long-acting” is a more popular type of insulin, it's also more expensive, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it works better. “It’s mostly a marketing ploy,” says M Continue reading >>

Relion Insulin And Other Products At Walmart

Relion Insulin And Other Products At Walmart

Having diabetes can be very expensive, which is why the most recent announcement from Walmart will come as welcome news: In an effort to save people with diabetes up to $60 million a year, the retailer has just introduced the low-cost ReliOn Prime meter and test strips to its ReliOn family of products. The meter will cost $16.24, while the strips will cost $9 for a 50-count package, coming out to 18 cents a test. Additional ReliOn products, such as lancets, syringes, and gloves, will see price reductions, while insulin products will be offered at the price of $24.88 a bottle. “We’ve worked closely with our suppliers and found a way to significantly reduce the cost of diabetes products for all of our customers, whether they have insurance or not, so they can better manage their disease,” noted John Agwunobi, MD, president of Walmart US Health and Wellness. For more information, click here. This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell. Continue reading >>

Medicare And Insulin

Medicare And Insulin

Why does a drug cost $25 without insurance and $110 with Medicare Part D? Novolin N and R can be bought at Walmart for $24.88 without insurance. With a Part D plan, the cost is $110. Why? I have a client who has diabetes. She uses Novolin N and Novolin R. If she uses her Medicare Part D plan to purchase this insulin, she would go into the donut hole/coverage gap because the “negotiated price” is $110 per vial and she uses four vials per month. So she goes to Walmart and buys Novolin N and Novolin R without using her Part D card. Her cost is $24.88 per vial. How is it possible that the insurance company that runs her Part D plan has “negotiated” a price of $110 for Novolin when it sells at Walmart for $25? Although the insurance companies that provide Part D plans “negotiate” drug prices, it is Medicare that actually pays the bill. So why is Medicare paying $110 instead of $25 for Novolin? Medicare will spend 70 billion dollars on Part D in 2015. How much lower would that incredible figure be if Medicare was not overpaying for drugs like Novolin? I looked up up Novolin N or Novolin R on the Medicare.gov Plan Finder. Here is just one of 30 stand-alone Part D plans available in Arizona. Some Medicare Advantage plans offer better co-pays for Novolin ($9 or $0), but the retail price is always over $100. I have written previously about my clients with high drug costs, and insulin has been part of the story: Medicare and Insulin: The retail price of insulin using a Part D plan ranges from $70 for a vial of Humalog to $395 for the Novolog Flexpen. Novolin is not the best insulin for managing diabetes, but it is the lowest-cost method if purchased at Walmart for $25. ************* When I googled “the cost of novolin” I found an article from Phoenix Diabetes and E Continue reading >>

Ways To Save On Levemir®

Ways To Save On Levemir®

Do not share your Levemir® FlexTouch® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. you have an allergy to Levemir® or any of the ingredients in Levemir®. How should I take Levemir®? Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed. Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Never inject Levemir® into a vein or muscle. Do not share your Levemir FlexTouch with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. you have an allergy to Levemir® or any of the ingredients in Levemir®. Before taking Levemir®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are: pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements. Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar. How should I take Levemir®? Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed. Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles or syringes with other people. You may give other people a serious in Continue reading >>

Levemir

Levemir

Published: November 19 Since I started taking this insulin, I have not felt the same at all. I first became very aggitated, and restless, sometimes staying up half the night into the early morning hours. Also had a fast heart rate. Then I noticed that I was having muscle weakness, feeling so tired that I could barely make myself stay awake. My Dr tells me that this is my bodies way of going through withdrawl...I have been going through withdrawl for 3 months now! I have never seen anyone go through anything like this after switching insulins before, and my whole family is diabetic! So am I crazy, or is he a quack? My A1C did drop from 8.7 to 6.9, but I keep having to up the dose of the insulins, and am bloated all the time. I am MISERABLE since Ihave been on this stuff! Is anyone else having these side affects? Was put on this insulin by my provider to cut costs. A1C went from 7.25 to 9.7 in 3 months. I increased dose weekly cause my sugars stayed high all the time. I increased dosage from 36 units to 75 units and still had problems with blood sugar. It took about 9 months before I was able to go back to lantus. I'm back down to 39 units. I had no kidney problems before levemir and now have trace protein in my urine with blood. Prior to this I've been very fortunate with no problems for 50 years of insulin dependance. High blood sugar does kill. I was on Lantus insulin for several years and taking a dose of 35 units a day. My blood sugar levels ran from 80 to 100. Now my provider has made me switch to Levemir and I'm currently taking 60 units a day with blood sugar levels never dropping below 200. I'm not sure what to do since I'm taking almost twice as much and still having extremely high numbers. morning fasting sugar my sugars on lantus @68 units was 90-120 my sugar Continue reading >>

Werx | Compare Prescription Prices & Print Medication Coupons

Werx | Compare Prescription Prices & Print Medication Coupons

2018 WeRx home partner about us life saving meds contact disclaimer privacy browse drugs Always make sure every pharmacy you use has a complete list of your medications, nutritional supplements, medical conditions and allergies so the pharmacists can perform a thorough Drug Utilization Review (DUR) to check for drug interactions. Prices listed may be based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: (1) amount charged for the same drug at another store in this chain, or average of multiple prices; (2) prices reported by WeRx users; (3) public records of amounts reported or billed by a store in the pharmacy chain to state or federal governments; (4) prices provided to WeRx by the store or their parent company upon request from WeRx; (5) price obtained by WeRx users; (6) Publicly available price lists published by the pharmacy or affiliated chain. The amount listed may not be the exact price charged at this specific location. Please use our "Report a Price" feature if you find a different price. Continue reading >>

What’s Behind Skyrocketing Insulin Prices?

What’s Behind Skyrocketing Insulin Prices?

Here’s a sticking point for diabetics: the cost of insulin more than tripled — from $231 to $736 a year per patient — between 2002 and 2013, according to a new analysis. The increase reflected rising prices for a milliliter of insulin, which climbed 197 percent from $4.34 per to $12.92 during the same period. Meanwhile, the amount of money spent by each patient on other diabetes medications fell 16 percent, to $502 from $600, according to a research letter published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “Insulin is a life-saving medication,” said Dr. William Herman, a coauthor of the analysis and a professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. “There are people with type 1 diabetes who will die without insulin. And while there have been incremental benefits in insulin products, prices have been rising. So there are people who can’t afford them. It’s a real problem.” The analysis also found that the cost of various widely used oral diabetes drugs either dropped in price or did not rise nearly as significantly as insulin. Metformin, for instance, which is available as a generic, fell to 31 cents in 2013 from $1.24 per tablet in 2002. And the newer class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors rose 34 percent since becoming available in 2006. The researchers analyzed data from nearly 28,000 diabetes found in the Medical Expenditure Panel, a database on health care costs maintained by the US Department of Health and Human Services. About 1 in 4 people used insulin and two-thirds took a pill. Toward the end of the study period, a small percentage began taking new injectable medicines that are designed to complement pills. There have been previous efforts to track insulin prices in recent years, bu Continue reading >>

Insulin Wars: New Ultra Long-lasting Basal Insulin Tresiba Okd By Fda

Insulin Wars: New Ultra Long-lasting Basal Insulin Tresiba Okd By Fda

Let's face it, we all appreciate the insulin that keeps us alive, but wish it worked more effectively and was easier to dose. Novo Nordisk's latest innovation, new ultra long-lasting Tresiba basal insulin, is potentially huge news for people with diabetes (PWDs) because it offers options on when and how we take our insulin. It actually has the potential to last for nearly two days between doses (!). On Sept. 25, the New Jersey-based Pharma giant received word from the FDA that it had the green light to begin selling Tresiba insulin in the U.S. Known in official medical lingo as "insulin degludec" but sold under brand name Tresiba (pronounced Tra-seeba), the product is already available in 30 countries around the globe, and will begin shipping here in the States in late 2015 or early 2016. On the same day, the FDA also approved Novo's secondary 70/30 insulin mix known as Ryzodeg, which is a combo of 70% Tresiba basal and 30% rapid-acting NovoLog insulin. That means you can take this insulin mix with a meal, and get both the short- and long-term effects of these Novo insulins. These approvals are a big milestone for Novo, coming two years after the FDA first shot down Tresiba approval based on concerns over cardiovascular risks; the company conducted a number of additional clinical studies since and submitted the new data earlier this year. Although it's ideal practice, most of us patients find it next to impossible to take our insulin at the exact same time every single day. So with Tresiba's long-lasting effectiveness and the combo Ryzodeg adding in a meal-time insulin, we get much more flexibility for successful dosing. What's Really Different About Tresiba? What's new about Tresiba is that it is actually a long-lasting basal insulin. It stays effective for 42 hours be Continue reading >>

Insulin Pens: Improving Adherence And Reducing Costs

Insulin Pens: Improving Adherence And Reducing Costs

The advantages offered by insulin pens may help improve patient adherence. Currently 8.3% of the United States adult population, or 25.8 million people, have diabetes. Of these cases, more than 90% are cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and at least 1 million are estimated to be cases of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Although a variety of oral medications are available for patients with diabetes, insulins remain an important component of treatment.1,2 Insulins are the standard therapy in patients with T1DM and are ultimately used in patients with T2DM who do not respond adequately to other treatment modalities. Although in some settings insulins may be administered intravenously (eg, with an insulin pump), the vast majority of insulin administrations are subcutaneous injections.1,2 Available Forms and Administration In the United States, 2 types of insulins are available: recombinant human insulins and insulin analogs. Recombinant human insulin is available from 2 manufacturers (Humulin by Eli Lilly and Novolin by Novo Nordisk); each of these is available in a regular form and in a longer-acting neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH) form. Unlike recombinant human insulins, insulin analogs are structurally modified forms of insulin that are designed to either lower blood sugar rapidly or maintain low blood sugar levels over time. These insulin analogs may be classified as rapid-acting and long-acting insulins. Rapid-acting insulins include insulin lispro, insulin aspart, and insulin glulisine, and long-acting insulins include insulin glargine and insulin detemir. Premixed formulations of insulin are also available.1,2 Regardless of the differences between insulin formulations, all conventional types of insulin can be administered subcutaneously. Subcutaneous injectio Continue reading >>

Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.s.?

Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.s.?

Dr. Jeremy Greene sees a lot of patients with diabetes that's out of control. In fact, he says, sometimes their blood sugar is "so high that you can't even record the number on their glucometer." Greene, a professor of medicine and history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, started asking patients at his clinic in Baltimore why they had so much trouble keeping their blood sugar stable. He was shocked by their answer: the high cost of insulin. Greene decided to call some local pharmacies, to ask about low-cost options. He was told no such options existed. "Only then did I realize there is no such thing as generic insulin in the United States in the year 2015," he says. Greene wondered why that was the case. Why was a medicine more than 90 years old so expensive? He started looking into the history of insulin, and has published a paper about his findings in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The story of insulin, it turns out, starts back in the late 1800s. That's when scientists discovered a link between diabetes and damaged cells in the pancreas — cells that produce insulin. In the early 1920s, researchers in Toronto extracted insulin from cattle pancreases and gave it to people who had diabetes, as part of a clinical trial. The first patient was a 14-year-old boy, who made a dramatic recovery. Most others recovered as well. Soon, insulin from pigs and cattle was being produced and sold on a massive scale around the world. But for some, the early forms of the medicine weren't ideal. Many people required multiple injections every day, and some developed minor allergic reactions. Over the next few decades, scientists figured out how to produce higher-quality insulin, Greene says. They made the drug purer, so recipients had fewer bad reaction Continue reading >>

Insulin 101

Insulin 101

OK, I want to talk about insulin here. I'm going to talk about how to use it properly, the different types, and what to expect from it. But first and foremost I'm going to talk about safety. Insulin is nothing to fuck around with, and if you're fairly new to the world of performance enhancement and/or nutrition and training, don't even consider doing something like insulin!! Insulin can kill you quick. I'm talking about a dirt nap within a couple hours if you're not careful. HOWEVER, there are really only a couple ways you can fuck it up. The biggest way to fuck up insulin is incorrect measurement. If I tell you to take 5 units of insulin and you load up 5cc's as you would a steroid shot, or even load up 5 units as you would a GH shot, you are probably going to die. 5 units of insulin means 5 tiny little lines or “clicks” on an insulin syringe. It will look like hardly anything in the needle, this is powerful shit and it doesn't take much at all to do it's job. The second biggest way to fuck up insulin is to not eat properly after administering it. As a general rule, for every 1 unit of insulin you inject, you need to take 10 grams of carbohydrates with it. This needs to be done within 15 minutes of injecting insulin. Depending on what type of insulin you use, you will want another meal within 60-90 minutes after that, and that will be a solid meal including fats, proteins, and carbs. After getting familiar with insulin and how your body reacts to it, you may find you can change the ratio to 7 grams carbs/ unit of insulin, or may need to raise it slightly, but for a first time insulin user, 10 grams/unit minimum, and err on the side of overkill at first!!! Fast Acting Insulins OK, now let's get into the different types of insulin and what to expect. The first time I Continue reading >>

Levemir Cost At Walmart

Levemir Cost At Walmart

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