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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 >>

Insulin Pens | Kijiji In Ontario. - Buy, Sell & Save With Canada's #1 Local Classifieds.

Insulin Pens | Kijiji In Ontario. - Buy, Sell & Save With Canada's #1 Local Classifieds.

Medicooler for insulin pens, plugs in to keep cool Includes pouch, diabetes log book, insulin pump, insulin pen, finger pricker, get well soon card, blood sugar tester, awareness braclet, glucose tablets and stickers. ONE STICKER MISSING BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... Brand new box of insulin pen needles contains 100 sterile needles Brand new Novorapid( expiry 09-2019)and Lantus Insulin pens(expiry 03-2020). Sealed boxes. Kept refrigerated as directed for storage. BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... My dog has recently been diagnosed as diabetic- I am seeking to try an insulin pen with will work with Humulin N- a KwikPen I don't mind buying the pen cartridges ( I know they give you the pen free- but hate to buy a lot of the needle Continue reading >>

Question About Re-selling Insulin (u.s.)

Question About Re-selling Insulin (u.s.)

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. OK, long story made short, my doctor called in the wrong Rx for my insulin. Instead of the regular 10mL vials of Humalog, I got a bunch of 3mL cartridges that the best anyone can tell me are for a special Humalog (Eli Lilly) pen. Now I'm stuck with a few hundred dollars of completely unusable to me insulin. So, what are the legalities of re-selling this insulin in order to re-coup my loss? Why not stick a syringe in the end of the cartridge like you would the vial and use that insulin??? Just a thought - would take away the fears of an illegal sale? I completely agree with jillrapp. Sure, it's probably not the vial you have become accustomed to drawing insulin from, but it should work the same. Just draw up the air needed to displace the insulin you are about to draw, and draw it up. From what I understand all states in the U.S. require a prescription for Humalog, Novalog and Lantus. It is illegal to sell. Buying Humalog from an unknown source would be very dangerous. There would be the unknown of how the insulin had been handled before it reached the person who purchases it. I would not buy insulin from anyone I didn't know or completely trust. I am afraid you are out of luck on this one. This is why I have switched from mail in pharmacy to getting a one month supply from my local pharmacy. In the long run it is a LOT less hassle and I don't get stuck with medications I can't use. Bigsapper, 3ml penfills are great little vials: - They are way smaller to carry around, if you need to. - You don't need to put air into them to draw with a syringe, unlike a normal vial. This is because the stoppe Continue reading >>

When You Can't Afford The Insulin That You Need To Survive | How To Use The Cheap

When You Can't Afford The Insulin That You Need To Survive | How To Use The Cheap "old-school" Insulin

Note: BootCamp for Betics is not a medical center. Anything you read on this site should not be considered medical advice, and is for educational purposes only. Always consult with a physician or a diabetes nurse educator before starting or changing insulin doses. Did you know that all type 1 diabetics and some type 2 diabetics need injectable insulin in order to live? Put another way, if a diabetic needs insulin in order to live, and the diabetic does not get insulin, the diabetic will die. Diabetic death from Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a grisly process, during which acid starts running through your bloodstream, searing your vessels and organs while your body shrivels up in dehydration as it tries to push the acid out of your body through your urine and lungs, and, left untreated, the condition shuts down your organs one by one until you are dead. If you're lucky, your brain will be the first thing to swell itself into a coma and you'll be unconscious for the remainder of the organ failures. In some cases, this grisly diabetic death can take a few days or weeks to complete its process. Or, if you're one of the luckier less-resistant insulin-dependent type 2 diabetics, you may actually get away with staying alive for quite a few years and suffer only some heart disease, stroke, kidney damage/failure, neuropathy, limb amputations and blindness. (my intent in describing how lack of insulin leads to death is not to cause fear in people with diabetes or their loved ones; rather, my intent is to make clear the reality that injectable insulin is absolutely vital to diabetics who depend on injectable insulin to live) While I'd love to go off on a political rant about how insulin should be a basic human right for all insulin-dependent diabetics (and why the hell isn't it?), that' Continue reading >>

Novolog® (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml Indications And Usage

Novolog® (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml Indications And Usage

NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse effect of insulin therapy. The timing of hypoglycemia may reflect the time-action profile of the insulin formulation. Glucose monitoring is re Continue reading >>

Insulin Pen | Buy & Sell Items From Clothing To Furniture And Electronics To Baby Items In Toronto (gta) | Kijiji Classifieds

Insulin Pen | Buy & Sell Items From Clothing To Furniture And Electronics To Baby Items In Toronto (gta) | Kijiji Classifieds

Medicooler for insulin pens, plugs in to keep cool Includes pouch, diabetes log book, insulin pump, insulin pen, finger pricker, get well soon card, blood sugar tester, awareness braclet, glucose tablets and stickers. ONE STICKER MISSING BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... Brand new box of insulin pen needles contains 100 sterile needles Brand new Novorapid( expiry 09-2019)and Lantus Insulin pens(expiry 03-2020). Sealed boxes. Kept refrigerated as directed for storage. BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDI Continue reading >>

Can I Sell Insulin, Pen Needles, Control Solution, Wipes And Medications?

Can I Sell Insulin, Pen Needles, Control Solution, Wipes And Medications?

© 2017 Cashnowoffer.com. All rights reserved. The goal of cashnowoffer.com is to purchase test strips that would otherwise go to waste and make them available to people in need. Please do not sell supplies that you need. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions found on cashnowoffer.com, do not use this site. If you send supplies that have less than 6 months until expiration, that have been tampered with, expired, opened, damaged, or otherwise compromised, you understand your supplies will be donated or destroyed for safety reasons. Items are paid within 24 hours of proper verification and inspection. If there is a miscalculation by user submission using the fast cash calculator - our page "what we pay" will prevail. You agree you understand the difference between the values of mail order boxes verses retail version and will be paid for the actual items received. You confirm the diabetic test strips you are selling above belong to you and are not paid or labeled for Medicare or Medicaid. The sale of your test strips does not deviate from or alter your prescription or care plan. All items must have a valid NDC code. We will not accept any items with a CE code. Any information on this site and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information. You understand the terms and conditions for this website can change at any time and you will not be notified of these changes. You understand it is your responsibility to read through the Terms and conditions every time you sell diabetic supplies to Cashnowoffer.com Continue reading >>

Companion Medical Launches Smart Insulin Pen In U.s.

Companion Medical Launches Smart Insulin Pen In U.s.

December 14, 2017 By Sarah Faulkner Leave a Comment Companion Medical started selling its smart insulin pen in the U.S. today, according to the San Diego, Calif.-based company. The InPen system, which combines an insulin injector pen and a smartphone app, is compatible with Eli Lilly s (NYSE: LLY ) Humalog and Novo Nordisk s (NYSE: NVO ) Novolog fast-acting insulin. Subscribe to Medical Design & Outsourcing. Bookmark, share and interact with the leading medical design engineering magazine today. DeviceTalks is a conversation among medical technology leaders. It's events, podcasts, webinars and one-on-one exchanges of ideas & insights. The Medical Device Business Journal. MassDevice is the leading medical device news business journal telling the stories of the devices that save lives. DeviceTalks is a conversation among medical technology leaders. It's events, podcasts, webinars and one-on-one exchanges of ideas & insights. Medical Design & Outsourcing covers the technical advancements in the design, development, and contract manufacturing of medical devices and equipment. Continue reading >>

Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml Indications And Usage

Novolog (insulin Aspart Injection) 100 U/ml Indications And Usage

bFormulary data are provided by Fingertip Formularyand are current as of January 2017. Because formularies do change and many health plans offer more than one formulary, please check directly with the health plan to confirm coverage for individual patients. 2017 Fingertip Formulary. All rights reserved. cManaged care plans only. Does not include Medicaid and Medicare Part D. Intended as a guide. Lower acquisition costs alone do not necessarily reflect a cost advantage in the outcome of the condition treated because there are other variables that affect relative costs. Formulary status is subject to change. Multiple products within the same therapeutic class may be considered preferred and on the same tier. NovoLog is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog FlexTouch, PenFill Cartridge, or PenFill Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage NovoLog (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. NovoLog is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog F Continue reading >>

How To Best Care For Your Diabetes Supplies

How To Best Care For Your Diabetes Supplies

How to Best Care for Your Diabetes Supplies Your health is your greatest asset without it, it can take you down a path of illness and possibly even a premature demise. Every medical condition requires careful health management. A doctor will give you a plan to use at home to take better care of yourself after youve been diagnosed with a disease, such as diabetes. If youve been recently diagnosed with this dangerous condition, you need to pay special attention to your body and follow your diabetes management plan to the T. There are different types of tools you will need to help you with the management of your diabetes. Its essential that you take good care of these devices, so that you can continue your regimen without any hiccups. The last thing you need is for your glucose meter to break, leaving you wondering what your current blood sugar levels are. This can prove dangerous if you have type 1 diabetes, which exhibits symptoms that are more severe and dangerous. The following tips can be used to learn how to properly care for your diabetes supplies. This is one of the most important tools you have for maintaining your diabetes, so well begin with this device. Your glucose meter is what you use to carefully monitor your blood sugar levels and notify you when its time to take insulin, eat or cut back on sugar. In order to keep your meter in good condition, you need to keep it out of extreme temperatures, both intense heat and freezing cold. If you like to keep a meter inside of your vehicle, make sure its taken out on days that are really cold or hot. Pay attention to weather forecasts so you can plan accordingly. Your insulin is another vital part of your diabetes regimen. Its important to store it in proper temperatures to keep it from going bad. Make sure to keep t Continue reading >>

Insulin Pen | Kijiji In Toronto (gta). - Buy, Sell & Save With Canada's #1 Local Classifieds.

Insulin Pen | Kijiji In Toronto (gta). - Buy, Sell & Save With Canada's #1 Local Classifieds.

Medicooler for insulin pens, plugs in to keep cool Includes pouch, diabetes log book, insulin pump, insulin pen, finger pricker, get well soon card, blood sugar tester, awareness braclet, glucose tablets and stickers. ONE STICKER MISSING BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... Brand new box of insulin pen needles contains 100 sterile needles Brand new Novorapid( expiry 09-2019)and Lantus Insulin pens(expiry 03-2020). Sealed boxes. Kept refrigerated as directed for storage. BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDITION:BRAND: NEW --- In Original Packaging recd 2 as Gifts from Close Friends FEATURES: 280 reading memory Easy-Fit cuff fits most arms (23-43cm / 9-17) Clock, time and date stamp Three programmable alarms Pressure Rating Indicator Irregular Heartbeat feature Displays average readings Large digital display Fast measurement ... BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR+GLUCOSE MONITOR KIT,Supplies+INSULIN PENS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR + GLUCOSE / BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR KITS & SUPPLIES + INSULIN PENS A) LIFESOURCE UA-787EJ QUICK Response BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR with EasyFit CUFF CONDI Continue reading >>

Patients Beg For Pricey Drugs On Facebook Black Market

Patients Beg For Pricey Drugs On Facebook Black Market

Desperate patients are swapping pricey pharmaceutical drugs on Facebook. Doctors say it's dangerous. But when you need a drug every day to survive, you're going to find a way to get it. It shouldn't be that surprising. You can buy, sell or trade almost anything on Facebook, from designer sneakers to unwanted fishing boats to antique medical cots. Now, even life-saving insulin. Financially struggling patients know they're taking a risk when they inject something sent by a Facebook "friend" into their body. But they say without affordable alternatives they're forced to rely on this online honor system. "I Would be Dead" Here's how it works. Patient with diabetes, for instance, might post a request for help to their regular Facebook newsfeed. It's like tossing an SOS in a bottle into cyberspace. Then there are the dedicated Facebook groups set up to arrange trades. "In need of Lantus will trade Novolog," read a post in one of the forums. "I have Lantus pen and I'll trade you as I need Novolog! PM [private message] me," said one of the replies. Another reply suggested the shipper use "a frozen juice box or ice pack" to keep the biopharmaceutical refrigerated. "ISO [in search of] a Novopen Echo. I have Humalog and Apidra pens and Apidra vials and Ominpods to trade," read another post. A match was made when another forum member replied, "I have one with some unexpired Novolog refills. I am in need of Apidra pens!" Membership in the mostly private groups may require moderator approval. NBC News reporters requested to join and were admitted to some of the groups. Their member numbers can range from a few dozen to a couple thousand. The posts take various forms. Sometimes a patient asks for help when they've run out of supplies, insurance coverage and/or money. Another person wh Continue reading >>

Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t The Answer To High Insulin Prices

Why Walmart Insulins Aren’t The Answer To High Insulin Prices

A diabetes advocate contrasts the performance of generic insulins versus the more popular brands. Commentary Some people don’t understand why people with diabetes get upset at the price of insulin. They see insulin for sale at a relatively reasonable price in Walmart and don’t see the problem. What they don’t know is that these Walmart insulins just don’t perform nearly as well as the more expensive insulins, and that gap in performance can have a very negative effect on the health of people with diabetes. There are three insulins available at Walmart for the price of $25 – NPH, Regular, and 70/30 (a mix of the two). NPH was first approved by the FDA in 1950, Regular was approved in 1982, 70/30 in 1989. That means NPH has been around for 66 years, Regular for 33 years, 70/30 for 27 years. Take a moment and think about what healthcare was like in 1950. Now, I’m sure someone is saying, “Well, they must still work if they are still being sold.” And they do, but they don’t work in the same way. These insulins are not interchangeable. If a person with Type 1 diabetes were to switch from a Humalog/Lantus insulin regimen to Regular and NPH, it would drastically alter their lifestyle, making blood sugar control more irregular and raising A1C scores. The biggest issue is that whereas Lantus is steady, NPH peaks. A person using NPH must keep a very set dietary schedule, making sure to eat meals and snacks at certain times to correspond with peak times of an insulin dose. The strict schedule is difficult for everyone, but especially for children. They are unable to alter their daily schedules and must always be sure to eat at specific times. Even if they’re not hungry, they must eat to avoid low blood sugar. And if they are hungry, they often cannot have more t Continue reading >>

Is It Legal For Me To Sell My Unused Levemir Flexpens? Nib?

Is It Legal For Me To Sell My Unused Levemir Flexpens? Nib?

Is it legal for me to sell my unused Levemir Flexpens? NIB? Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Is it legal for me to sell my unused Levemir Flexpens? NIB? I have two boxes that expire in 2016 that I no longer need. Is it legal for me to sell them to someone that needs them? If so, how/where? TIA. If you got them thru insurance I don' t think you can sell them. You can donate them to a free clinic in your area. I really doubt that it is. But that depends a lot on where you live and what the laws are there. I had a friend who donated hers to the fire department. I think you could sell them but I would be careful making sure about the person's true intentions first which might be hard to do if at all. If you paid full price for them , I doubt it would be illegal. If any government subsidised them, then yes, it is fraudulent for you to sell them on. It'd be stealing from the tax paying citizens of that country & tough penalties are justified............. I hate thieves . If you paid full price for them , I doubt it would be illegal. If any government subsidised them, then yes, it is fraudulent for you to sell them on. It'd be stealing from the tax paying citizens of that country & tough penalties are justified............. I hate thieves . Well aren't I lucky that I'm a tax paying citizen that supports myself without government assistance... wouldn't want the Matriarch of the Mob hating me, now would I? Thank you everyone for your answers and advice! I just thought someone might know for sure here. I brought it up as someone once before was living in Canada & hoping to make a small business selling D stuff to Americans. I know Aus 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 >>

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