Is there a least expensive insulin?

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    Is there a least expensive insulin?


    I found this person in need of insulin:
    80sxchange.com - View Single Post - My dear sweet friend Patty aka Bookmistress4ever is in the hospital

    She says that she cannot afford the $400.00 worth that she needs every month. She just had her gall bladder removed and requires four shots per day. I figured I'd be a good samaritan and find out where she might be able to obtain her needs for less money...

    Any ideas?

    Thanks...

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    Honestly, this question would best be answered on another forum. Or, even provide your secure e-mail address so people can send you sources and suggestions.
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    Oh, okay.. I only asked because I thought it was legal/over-the-counter... Sorry..
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    In my state insulin is legal but controlled. 400 a month is a **** load of insulin.
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    I'm guessing the $400.00 per month is because she needs a LOT being she has no gall bladder. But I just have a feeling that whatever amount she needs, she's probably paying more than she has to. I don't know the whole story but she has no health insurance..
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    Thats insane! Telling people what kind she needs would probably help. I know humalin-r at wall mart is around 20 bucks for 10mls. It must be expensive when ran at clinical doses because one vial is enough to last a bb a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
    I'm guessing the $400.00 per month is because she needs a LOT being she has no gall bladder. But I just have a feeling that whatever amount she needs, she's probably paying more than she has to. I don't know the whole story but she has no health insurance..
    What does a gall bladder have to do with insulin?
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    I don't have the slightest clue...
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    i has basically nothing to do with insulin. Could be someone tring to scam sum money out of nice somaritins. Just a thought to much of that **** going on these days too many lazy people looking for easy money. Nice people get ripped off.
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    Something is fishy with $400 of insulin per month.

    I take 25 units total per day on a 3000 kcal 30P/40C/30F diet.

    Make it easy and assume she needs 33 units per day, thats 1000 per month. Just check prices on an online pharmacy: A 10mL vial (1000 units) of humalog is about $75 and Humulin-R is about $35.

    Conceivably if she needs a fast acting and a basal insulin, her bill could amount to $400 but that would be for several months worth.
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    I know a lot of diabetics who take about 70units a day. They also take a combo of R and N.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
    I know a lot of diabetics who take about 70units a day. They also take a combo of R and N.
    Ugh, what is their diet like: :hot: :donut::burg: izza: ?
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