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RE: [IP] Site life, Humalog, Novolog



> "Michael" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > So far a half dozen or so of our "mixer" pumpers have switched to
> > straight Novolog with good success. One person has reported that
> > Novolog does not see to work well for her. Since there are few users
> > of Novolog at this time, it is not known if there is a similar subset
> > of individuals that may have sensitivity to the composition of
> > Novolog/NovoRapid.
> 
> Add me to the list, although I haven't been on Novolog very long.
> 
> 
> I use a 5/1 ratio of Humalog to Novolin, with fair results.  Without
> the mix, my 3rd day on an infusion set is very hit or miss.  Even
> WITH the mix, I've noted some creeping blood sugars lately, making
> me think I may need to tweak that ratio, or just give up on 3 days
> per site (not my favorite option).
> 
> My endo and I decided to give Novolog a try.  My insurance company
> is giving me a hard time about getting it ("substitute Humalog" --
> gee, thanks guys) so I'm on a trial vial of Novolog from the doctor.
>  We're hoping to provide hard numbers showing "this works better".
> 
> I'm on day 6 with Novolog.  So far so good.  I've noticed I need
> about 3/4 as much as I did on the Humalog cocktail, and days 3 and 6
> (today) haven't shown any unusual blood sugar rises.  A cartridge
> (DTron -- 300 units) usually lasts me 9 days, so this one vial will
> last just short of a month. Hopefully that'll be enough data to
> convince insurance to cover the Novolog.
> 
Unless the insurance company has decided to practice medicine, you 
should not have much problem. With prescription in hand, don't take 
no for an answer :-)

Michael
email @ redacted
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