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Re: [IP] Insulins

Humalog is the 'optimal' choice, but R may work for you. I used R in the
pump before Humalog was available, but the H has diminished most of the

At 08:32 PM 1/29/99 EST, you wrote:
>Which type of Insulin do you use in your pump?  I started on the pump on
>January 19, I am using Humalog.  I like it but its very pricey.  My insurance
>will not pay for any part of it.  I am not a person with deep pockets.  I am
>disabled and live on SSI so my income is limited.  I figured I will be going
>through about 3 to 4 vials per month.  And this will add up quickly.  At
>$28.00 per vial thetas $112.00 per month or $1,344.00 per year.  My those
>numbers are depressing.  My DR has written to my insurance and told them the
>Humalog is needed.  I haven't heard any thing yet.  I even called today to
>check on it.  I am thinking of asking my DR if I can use R insulin.  This they
>will pay part after my copay.  I am thinking about seeing if Lilly will give
>me a price break.  But I need to talk to my DR first.
>I didn't mean to burden you with my problems but I get torque when I think I
>have a nice insulin pump that is working wonders on my blood sugars and I
>can't get the right type of medicine I need.
>Nasty Ben
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/