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RE: [IP] Humalog vs. Novolog



I agree, both work the same for me.  The insurance probably have better deal
with Novolog than they do with Lilly.  Insulin is extremely expensive.  Back
in the late sixties, before insurance was invented, you could buy pork/beef
iletin for 1.99 a vial.  Of course it isn't as good as the product we have
today, but still I wonder when is the payoff for the dna research.  I have
been paying 139-150 bucks a vial for over 12 years.  

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
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Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:40 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Humalog vs. Novolog

I've been switched back and forth between Humalog and novolog dozens times
or so. I've had no problems. Dosing is the same, and I haven't noticed any
great differences in onset or exit of between the two.

----- Original Message -----

From: "Lisa Berry" <email @ redacted>
To: "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:29:01 AM
Subject: [IP] Humalog vs. Novolog

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
they don't cover the One Touch strips I've used forever. B Not a huge deal,
but the 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
out for? I understand some folks don't react well to it so I'm a bit nervous
switching.
Thanks!
Lisa in ME
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