@ShariWiltrout @tylerdennen @thatscorpioxo i shouldve explained better so i will now. its “like” humalog and lantus meaning one is long acting and one is fast acting but both can cause different outcomes compared to other insulins. discuss with your doctor and theyll discuss your carb/correction ratio. 😊
@golding_melanie @TheBlueGem3 @jkenney @LukaszukAB @JanisIrwin @RachelNotley While @jkenney is an absolute ass, #HumanScum I can comment on one of the biosimilars. I do know for a fact that the biosimilar Glargine called Basaglar gives identical reaction as Glargine Lantus. I know many in the US who cannot afford Lantus, are using Basaglar & are OK on it.
@Kidfears99 The PBM ( pharmacy benefit manager) is responsible for price gouging. Pharma must pay PBMS rebates to have their products on PBM's formulary. This is why cash price Lantus, Apidra $99/month. PBMs bought 99% of lawmakers to practice w/t oversight, over charge medicaid $ millions
@Talthor @SpunkyAlternate @jkenney This happened b4 when I did TM in 2015. For obv reasons, I couldn't wear my pump & Lantus didn't work. I spent the whole time at 25 mmol-being in VT, I was determined to finish the course. I don't think I went into DKA (never threw up) & I kept up with giving fast-acting insulin
@Talthor @SpunkyAlternate @jkenney Lantus didn't work & I was up all night injecting fast acting insulin. By the time I came in 4 surgery, I was able to maintain 8.2 mmol but was very concerned as I had taken over 20ccs of Lantus. The anesthesiologist put me on a 'sliding scale' & I made it thru 2hrs of surgery.
@mamaz099 @denmit160 @BernieSanders Prescription insulin costs $200-$700 a vial, in the US. Walmart insulin, which is not the same as prescribed insulin, is $25 a vial. Most diabetics need the prescribed insulin. Novolog, Humalog, Lantus, Levemir, Apidra. These are prescribed and costly. Very costly.
@Talthor @SpunkyAlternate @jkenney Most ppl, incl many medical personnel/specialists here don't understand that even if we don't eat anything our b/s will rise 2 a life-threatening level within 24 hrs (+33.3 mmol). Lantus only lasted in my system for 15 hrs, peaking after only 10 hrs which would cause a severe low
@Talthor @SpunkyAlternate @jkenney Is Tresiba covered? I only ask as fellow #T1D. Lantus doesn't last the full 24 hours in my system & Tresiba was recommended for me. I'm currently on an out-dated pump but it works well & the hourly novarapid injections work perfectly still, until I'm no longer covered.
@SpunkyAlternate @jkenney Got the letter from BX yesterday advising that my Lantus will no longer be covered and I will have to switch to the cheaper Basaglar. I have used Lantus for 20 years without significant damage associated with being diabetic for almost 40 years. It is working so why the change?
@BernieSanders Neighbor: Can you pu med for me ? Me: Sure. What how much? Neighbor: Januvia. It’s $100. Me: What are you buying a year’s supply? Neighbor: No it’s for 30 tablets. Me: Are you crazy? Well after research, her $100 is the copay. Good Rx shows the cheapest price for that med.
@steve_hanke Prof. you should worry about medicne and food prices in the US. Insulin without insurance is $500 (Lantus) Sanofi. Life Saving Heart Drug $1000-1500 with insurance. Modi cannot help Mr Trump. As you say US most powerful country in the world reduce your debt which is trailing!
Need Lantus in NYC ASAP. twitter.com/viccsilver/sta…
good morning, my insulin pump majorly failed overnight and I woke up, sat up, and ketone vomitted all over my bed! It's not really a good morning. Any NYC diabetics have a spare lantus/levemir/tresiba pen?— Victoria Gagliardo-Silver (@viccsilver) January 17, 2020
@Jandelliott Dosing, I'll be purposely vague here... IIRC, I was using ~ 12 units per day of Lantus.. There was a calculator online that said for my BMI 8 units of Tresiba (the 100 version) would do, and that's what I use. But I usually use 10 units per day instead. I inject it once a day.