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Insurance company appeal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott A Apr 6. 6 Replies

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with an insurance company / prescription substitution appeal. Allow me to explain.In December of last year I received a letter, as I'm sure some of you…Continue

Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonah May 18, 2012. 41 Replies

Quick question for everyone that I can't seem to find the answer to, maybe my info hunting skills need an upgrade...but... Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin? Meaning....All things being equal,…Continue

 

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Scott A replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
"Dr Bernstein during his monthly Q/A talked about this a bit a week or so ago. It's available online. http://www.askdrbernstein.net/"
Apr 6
Uproden replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
Apr 6
Jamie Woodruff replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
"It's not a big problem. All you need is a letter from your Dr. saying that the novalog is medically necessary. They do it all the time. We have bcbs and they had no complaints at all."
Apr 3
Trudy replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
"I have this insurance appeal problem annually. First, they would prefer that I use Lantus rather than Levemir. (It has been well documented that Lantus made me sick, so they don't argue about it.) Second, they want me to use Novolog rather than…"
Apr 3
Zoe replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
"I've never done this so I can't speak to that part of it, but I doubt your endo would feel that way as he probably does letters for patients all the time. And if you have been telling him all along about your problems with Humalog, he has…"
Apr 3
Sam replied to Uproden's discussion 'Insurance company appeal'
"Doctors and their staff deal with these issues every day. Just make sure you discuss with your endo that the humalpg isn't working well for you and that novolog does. Ask him to document that in your records and request an insurance appeal--…"
Apr 3
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Insurance company appeal

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with an insurance company / prescription substitution appeal. Allow me to explain.In December of last year I received a letter, as I'm sure some of you have, stating that my insurance will no longer be covering Novolog and that I would need to use Humalog instead. I didn't really think anything of it at the time, I just informed my endo that Jan 1 I needed to switch and I started ordering Humalog Jan 1.Well fast forward 4 months and to make a long…See More
Apr 3
Uproden replied to Leotha Fleming III's discussion 'Animas Vibe In The US' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I don't know how legit this is or if it will do any good but I felt good signing it :) http://www.change.org/petitions/food-and-drug-administration-approve-animas-vibe-insulin-pump-for-use-in-usa Cheers!"
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Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which…See More
Nov 6, 2013
DiabeticRunner83 replied to Uproden's discussion 'So confused :-( Where did my diabetes go??? please help' in the group LADA Diabetics
"I was thinking about what you said about eating and not needing as much or no insulin. Usually when I am sick my sugar is really high but the times I have had infections and taken anitbotics my sugar is so much easier to control, I almost wonder how…"
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Aug 16, 2012
Jonah replied to Uproden's discussion 'Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?'
"NO!! A unit of insulin is measured by its weight when it's in crystaline form, not by how much it lowers blood sugar in any sort of animal or person. It is totally possible that your body metabolizes one insulin so that it does more per unit…"
May 18, 2012
Zoe replied to Uproden's discussion 'Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?'
"So glad you got the info you wanted, Uproden! It's so interesting at times that on this board we have "scientific thinkers" (of which you appear to be one), philosophical thinkers, practical/logical thinkers, spiritual thinkers,…"
May 18, 2012
Uproden replied to Uproden's discussion 'Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?'
"Kiva this is EXACTLY what I was looking for thank you so much!!! Now on to the rabbits... Lol"
May 18, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Uproden's discussion 'Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?'
May 18, 2012
MM replied to Uproden's discussion 'Is a unit of insulin a unit of insulin?'
"A unit is a unit by volume - is only true when you are comparing insulins that are the same 'potency', such as U-100, which is the case with most insulins in US today. U-100 was formulated so that it is always 100 units / ml.I think U-40…"
May 18, 2012

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