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What Kind Of Insulin Is Humalog

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What Are The Advancements In The Treatments Of Diabetes?

Up until relatively recently doctors were on the wrong track with diabetes. Some were still injecting insulin into patients with type 2 diabetes. They now know this is not the best first course of action. Three types of diabetes in layman’s terms Type 1 is where the pancreas can not secrete enough insulin Type 2 where too much insulin is produced because receptors are resistant to insulin. Reversible in the majority of cases through diet alone. Type 3 is Alzheimer’s (due to glycated proteins) Recent discoveries mean that diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 are not as clear as once thought. I’m a specialist practitioner in obesity and diabetes. Yes that’s right, type 2 diabetes can be reversed through diet. Absolutely. Firstly this is what is a normal insulin reaction looks like: Insulin is manufactured in the pancreas and secreted when your blood sugar levels rise. Blood sugar needs to be not too high and not too low. Insulin’s mechanism to remove sugar from blood is to put it into cells, like your muscles. If there is an excess after blood glucose has gone into cells it is then put in the liver and further excess becomes fat. What happens with type 2 When insulin is secreted Continue reading >>

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  1. Lawrence Rosenbaum

    You are probably getting the most expensive type of insulin prescribed, something like lantus. Humulin regular and humulin NPH are much less expensive and can be given in combination twice a day for much less.
    Go to Costco to get it, even if you don’t have a membership. They don’t play games with hiking things up (generally just a fixed amount on all items over wholesale
    Consider ordering the medication from Canada from a reputable company
    Try to get samples from the doctors office
    See if you can get compassionate samples from the drug company

    Go to a free clinic - they may have ways of helping you out.

    On an editorial note, it is absolutely infuriating how the pharmaceutical companies in the US are fleecing people. Insulin used to be only about 30–40 dollars a bottle; now it is much more.

  2. Eve Lampenfeld

    Ask your doctor for the best insulin options that you can afford, and be honest about your cost concerns. Ask him/her about the many new basal insulins that are lowering their co-pay costs to $10 or $25 a month. Also ask for as many sample packs of that insulin as they can provide, and to give you extra units included in your prescription in case you need more.
    Do some research about what your insurance plan costs. If upgrading your insurance plan will save you money in the long term, then it may be worth it to switch plans. Also see the lowest cost insulins in their tier list. Call them with questions.
    Also visit the websites of your insulins and see about the assistance programs they offer.
    Because your blood sugar can rise dangerously in hours without your RX, it is much better to use a cheaper, less effective insulin than none at all.
    If it is an emergency and your blood sugar is rising, head to the emergency room and they you a shot. Unfortunately your insurance/you'll have to pay for this.
    Long term, learning to carb-count and keeping a lower-carb diet and active lifestyle will reduce your need for insulin and save some money, but if your doctor decides you still need it, or you are T1 diabetic, please stay on your prescriptions.
    Moving to a country with socialized medicine would help. :)

    Good luck, and I hope you find a solution.

  3. Ben Gubar

    When I was buying insulin through my pharmacy plan, I was required to pay 50% of the cost. At the time, that was $50 per vial. So the retail price of Humalog was $100. When I was in Canada and needed a vial, a friend took me to WalMart. I found that Humalog was only $38 CAN per vial, and the number of vials allowed was only limited by the stock maintained by the store. So realizing that it was much cheaper to buy my Humalog in Canada, we went to various stores and purchased enough insulin to last a year, an ice chest, and some cooling packs. I had no problem taking it over the border since it was for my personal use.

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