RE: [IP] Humalog vs. Novolog
Lisa, you are fine. Novolog is a proven short acting insulin for pumps. I just
switched from Apidra back to Novolog and have used Humalog in the past.
Novolog is very, very stable in a pump. (Apidra is a bit unique in that is can
be used to actually shoot up to 20 minutes after a meal, but it doesn't last
in your system very long). Also Novolog has discount programs to help lower
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> Subject: [IP] Humalog vs. Novolog
> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:29:01 -0500
> I had to switch insurance companies in January. I just talked to them
> yesterday as I need to get all new scripts. I have to switch meters since
> don't cover the One Touch strips I've used forever. Not a huge deal, but
> new Accu-Check meter I'm going to get doesn't "talk" to my Medtronic pump.
> Extra step but livable.
> However, my Humalog is also a no go. They consider it a "Tier 3" drug which
> means I'd have to meet my deductible ($2,300) plus pay a 30% "co-insurance"
> for any I get filled. Obviously that's a bit too pricey! They do cover
> Novolog. I've never, ever used anything but Humalog. Tips? Things to watch
> for? I understand some folks don't react well to it so I'm a bit nervous
> Lisa in ME
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