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Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Dec 11. 6 Replies

I take 28 units of Lantus a day --- 2 units to prime the pump so to speak, so this is 30 units per day....30 units times 7 days would be 210 units a week. Right? Okay, now four weeks in a month…Continue

Tags: amounts, Lantus, figuring

Differences in diabetic supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims 19 hours ago. 14 Replies

My insurance company just sent a 2015 update on what medicines they will cover and other changes in the current policy. I am on Humalog right now, and it works very well for a quick control for me.…Continue

Tags: strips, humalog, novolog, supplies, insurance

Still have Lantus Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 8. 6 Replies

I'm relatively new to using Lantus, probably only 4 - 6 months. But do't get a lot of information from medical people, and can't afford appts with them anyway as often as questions come up. So I'll…Continue

Tags: Lantus, using, and, lows

Need some feedback on BS numbers

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Dec 2. 6 Replies

I am just freaking out a little bit here cause I've never had low numbers within range before..... I went up to 27 u of Lantus at night, about three weeks ago. My morning numbers have been between 87…Continue

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jims replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"Right there with you stomping my feet as well. This stone henge attitude to this is ridiculous. I also use humalog. The change has more to do with money and costs and the greatest discount to Insurance carrier. One strip a day is utter ludicrous. As…"
19 hours ago
niccolo replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"To avoid confusing anybody, Humalog and Novolog are definitely not literally the same thing. They are very similar products, from different pharmaceutical companies, and for many, but not all people, they produce similar effects. One difference is…"
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Christalyn replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"I am going through a similar situation with my insurance company. They suddenly want to require pre authorization for novolog but could not give me a reason why. So I went back to humolog. I can't say thee was much a difference between the two…"
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Christalyn liked sdkate's discussion Differences in diabetic supplies
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Leah replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"Humalog and Novolog are the same, for the record. I've taken them interchangeably. It's fine. They are literally the same thing, same dosage, etc. I'm a college student so my family still deals with all of the insurance (thank god),…"
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Terry replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"So you really need 2 boxes of 5 pens each. Each box contains 1500 units, so you need 3000 units for a 90-day supply. 3000/90 = 33.33 units per day Round up to 34 units per day and the bean counters will calculate 34 x 90 = 3060. They'll round…"
Dec 11
Terry replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"In order to get what you need, calculate in reverse order. How much insulin do you need, allowing for all contingencies and wastage, for 90 days? Then you take that large number of units of insulin and divide by 90. Have your doctor prescribe order…"
Dec 11
Fillmore replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"Looking at it this way: 30 units per day. 7x30=210 units per week. A pen lasts 28 days out the refrigerator. You should be able to go 10 days on a pen. i.e.: 300 units/30 units per day = 10 days. (Assuming one can get all 300 units out of the pen.…"
Dec 11
Shadow Dragon replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"I had similar issues with my prescriptions. The pharmacy calculated down to the exact units as then prescribed, even for my fast acting. There was absolutely no accounting for extra boluses, air shots, etc., on the Apidra. With my basal, my dosage…"
Dec 11
Sandy liked sdkate's discussion Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage
Dec 11
2hobbit1 replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"Using your current 30 unit a day times 3 months. 30units Times 30 days Times 3 months equals 2700 units. When you divide that by pen volume and pens per box is 1.8 box. Sad to say most prescription plans will not step up and will only drop down so…"
Dec 11
angivan replied to sdkate's discussion 'Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage'
"I would multiply the 210 units/week by 4.5 rather than 4 weeks to equal a month, so that would be 945/month x 3 months = 2835 total units for 3 months. If there are 5 pens in a box with 1500 units total, they should just send you two boxes. So yes,…"
Dec 11
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Can someone help me with the math --- figuring lantus dosage

I take 28 units of Lantus a day --- 2 units to prime the pump so to speak, so this is 30 units per day....30 units times 7 days would be 210 units a week. Right? Okay, now four weeks in a month (averaging) means 210 x 4 equals 840 units a month....times three month supply (averaging) means 2520 units for that time frame. This is the amount that is ordered (or should be ordered for me from the clinic)There are 300 units in a pen, so I use a pen a week. There are five pens in a box which is 1500…See More
Dec 11
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"Oh Trust me I KNOW how to work the system....only too well, Social Security, Department of Social Services, Insurance Co's....but you know this is so totally unnecessary, If companies and agencies would only listen to the consumer, trust them,…"
Dec 11
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"I would like to have noted, just in case I am the ONLY one, that it is not unusual for a person to use 2 - 4 strips in one testing time, you can get errors, you can have lows or highs that you want to check to make sure that your are taking care of…"
Dec 10
Kimberly replied to sdkate's discussion 'Differences in diabetic supplies'
"Get your doc to do the preauthorization thing. I had the same thing happen to me this year - stopped covering Apidra which is the only rapid-acting I've ever used. I have to get the preauthorization every year, but it wasn't a hassle at…"
Dec 10

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I am married to a newly diagnosed II diabetic, also. We have two adult sons, and a dil. I love beagles, so we have two, one of whom is diabetic. I swim, knit, do papercrafts, read and write, I love to share and learn information to share with others.

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…

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Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…

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My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…

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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.

-Lloyd

At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
At 2:36pm on August 14, 2013, Linda G said…

YOU are a FEATURED MEMBER....CONGRATULATIONS sdkate!!

At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

SDKate congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 26, 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 10:10am on December 26, 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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