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Well, I got a letter from my insurance company saying they were not going to be covering my lantus anymore. I know it's not that big of a deal but it is working really well for me and it frustrates me that they keep messing with things they don't need to mess with. I'm sure there's a perfectly legitimate business reason they're doing this and I will get over it, it is just a little upsetting.
 
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Did they offer a 'substitute'? I agree with foxl......this makes no sense.
 
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They won't pay for a pump, either?! They told me, "Often there are generics for the medicine we no longer cover." What kind of poop is that?!
 
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Well then tell them to give you the name and type of the generic....and is it a generic for Lantus? I don't believe Lantus has a generic yet....
 
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I would say they're going to make me go on a different version of long lasting insulin. Novolog is one, right?
 

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Novolog is a rapid insulin, similar to Humalog. Novolin N is long-acting. Those are the first choices my HMO offers; luckily, they work for me. I've heard less than rave reviews from others, especially for Novolin N, which is an NPH insulin that's effective for only about 12 hours and takes over an hour to come to a relatively short, sharp peak. (So I take it at 10-hour intervals, twice a day.)

There's also Novolin R, which is mid-range, speedwise. I keep some on hand for those rare occasions when I know what I'll be eating well ahead of time, and need something a bit longer-lasting. Social occasions, mostly.

Insurers suck. That's the politest way I can put it. I'm sorry they're changing things on you. It's beyond wrong.
 
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I would say they're going to make me go on a different version of long lasting insulin. Novolog is one, right?
Would they still cover levemir? That's the only other long-lasting I know. I'm trying to not lose my temper here, Josh, I have just HAD IT with insurance companies & their grasping greedy dirty little tricks.
 

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Insurance companites stink. My company doesn't pay for any of my meds until I reach an unreachable deductible. Many companies only cover the older cheaper insulilns sold at Walmart. You might want to check out the prices at Canadaian pharmacies. Since we have to pay full price I find we save about 40-60% on brand name drugs. I kinow their insulin prices are lower than the US

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