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Short-acting Insulin

Rizvi (9) presents a concise review of the modern approach to treating type 2 diabetes, characterized by aggressive use of multi-oral-drug regimens early in the disease process and, when needed, the use of very long-acting insulin supplemented by very short-acting insulin to mimic the natural insulin secretion of the pancreas. When the ability to maintain control with oral agents during the day is lost, control can be achieved with two injections of mixed insulin in the morning and at dinnertime; or injection of a short-acting insulin before each meal with the basal insulin provided by glargine. Lantus can be used in patients who are candidates for an overnight dose of NPH or ultralente, in combination with regular insulin or the more rapidly acting Humalog (lispro insulin) before meals in type 1 diabetics, and with short-acting insulin or oral agents in type 2 diabetics, he advised. Continue reading >>

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  1. zimphella19

    Just a general insulin price complaint

    So, I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have high fasting blood sugars (thanks kiddo), so my doc has finally put me on insulin, NPH, I think it's called (so of course, all I can think of is Neil Patrick Harris). Anyway, I was appalled to find out that even with insurance this is going to cost me over a hundred bucks a month. If I got the pen it would cost upwards of $300, and I'm just flabbergasted that insulin costs so much. Okay, I'm done now. I just felt the need to express my dismay at this.

  2. harleyquinn1330

    I feel your pain, when I was pregnant I was put on insulin too and was spending well over $100 a month on the insulin plus supplies... it's insane how much life saving medication can cost even with insurance

  3. PeterPumper

    NPH insulin is available in the USA at both Walmart and CVS for $25 a vial.
    Other variants (Lantus, Levemir, Toujeo, Tresiba) are more expensive. However, even those have various discount programs available.
    Double-check your script, and get back to us, and we can steer you more precisely.

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