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Lantus vs Humulin N?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Aug 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Extra pokes and cost aside, is there anything I should be concerned about when transitioning from Lantus to Humulin N? I wouldn't switch if I still had insurance. Lantus is so expensive!I think this…Continue

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Jorychi commented on halford's blog post 'My first run in with the Affordable Care Act!'
"I'm allowed 3 a day by Medicare. Back when I was on Medicaid I got a lot more, but I don't remember exactly how many. If I weren't taking insulin, I would be limited to one a day."
Jul 21, 2014
Jorychi commented on twiddlemthumbs's blog post 'A horse a horse my kindom for a horse/or how accurate are the readings from your blood testing machine'
"Mine vary wildly. I've had as much as 200 mg/dl difference between two meters on the same drop of blood. That's scary."
Feb 14, 2013
Jorychi replied to Yolanda Gordon's discussion 'Does any one know where I can find test strips for cheaper than Walmart?' in the group Diabetics without Medical Insurance
"I get mine on Amazon."
Feb 2, 2013
Jorychi replied to ChristyFricks's discussion 'Has anyone had any experience with patient assistance programs like Novo Nordisk or Eli Lily?' in the group Diabetics without Medical Insurance
"I have to wonder if we have the same clinic. OMG it was a mess. In fact, I didn't bother to renew my application to avoid the trouble. They did approve me quickly for Lantus, but for Lilly they kept submitting incorrectly filled paperwork.…"
Feb 2, 2013
nick replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I did NPH since DX in 1999. Last year I got lantus, being a "24 hour" insulin and all i thaught it might be ok. Well, i hated it...first off, it burned like hell..and bruised on injection site regularly. It did NOT last 24 hours at any…"
Aug 4, 2012
Jorychi replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I talked to the doctor's office again and they said pretty much the same things y'all are to split them up more so they level out. I don't mind the extra pokes, I'm just nervous about change ... any change at all really. I was on…"
Apr 12, 2012
Jorychi replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who REALLY loves charts and graphs. They make me all giddy! LOL"
Apr 12, 2012
Tim replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"Here's a fun set of graph. Plagiarized from "Diabetes Mellitus: A Fundamental and Clinical Text 3rd Edition". BTW, in case you guys haven't figured it out, I love graphs. It shows different regimes that have been popular or at…"
Apr 12, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I've not used Lantus, only Levemir and NPH. I actually did fine on NPH, my dose was a little bit higher on NPH (than Levemir) but pretty close. I did not have any problem with variability with NPH, its peak actually worked in my favor allowing…"
Apr 12, 2012
Tim replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"53% would be doing pretty good. 4x a day makes any of the unexpected dips or spikes smaller in amplitude. When I was first diagnosed, some T1 folks were getting by on one NPH shot a day, or on one Ultralente shot a day. Don't see many people…"
Apr 12, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"When I got my pump (2008...) I was taking NPH and the doc mentioned that the peak (as shown in the graph?) had only a 53% chance of peaking when it was supposed to? This was sort of alarming to learn but explained a lot of the inconsistency I…"
Apr 12, 2012
Timothy replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I can not imagine going on only R. You will have no basal insulin. I nearly killed myself on NPH and R together a few times. Lilly makes Ultra Lente which is still in production, It is the same price as HumulinR and it works a lot like Lantus, You…"
Apr 12, 2012
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Apr 8, 2012
Tim replied to Jorychi's discussion 'Lantus vs Humulin N?'
"I did MDI with NPH as the basal for decades. I split the basal up into 4 shots, each about 6 hours from each other. I don't think it would be useful as a basal at just twice a day - it would be quite a rollercoaster ride. Others badmouth NPH,…"
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Apr 5, 2012
Jorychi posted a discussion

Lantus vs Humulin N?

Extra pokes and cost aside, is there anything I should be concerned about when transitioning from Lantus to Humulin N? I wouldn't switch if I still had insurance. Lantus is so expensive!I think this might be more my (maybe) not fully understanding how it all works, but if I currently take 40 units of Lantus a day, would it be comparable to 40 units of Humulin twice a day, or 20 units twice a day? I'm prepared for a rollercoaster ride while I get it "just right" ...I've heard before people say…See More
Apr 5, 2012

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At 11:42am on March 27, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 2:25pm on March 24, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups - -it's a greate way to get to know the community.

At 12:21pm on March 24, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Jorychi- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 9:54am on March 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Jorychi...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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At 8:18am on March 24, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! I've been a member here for 4 years. Please take a look at our values

and I hope you enjoy the community!

At 6:48am on March 24, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 6:47am on March 24, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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