Type 1 diabetic for 20 years. I am currently on an insulin pump taking NOVOLOG rapid acting insulin. Due to job loss and other factors, I do not have insurance anymore. I am currently on my last month supply of insulin and am looking for affordable alternatives. I found that Walmart sells Novolin 70/30 which isn't a RAPID acting but a SHORT acting. Upon research, I have discovered these are different and I can't use the 70/30 in my insulin pump. I have no problem switching to shots for the time being but I'm not sure how to take the Novalin 70/30 as compared to my NOVOLOG? I can't go see the doctor because of lack of insurance so I was hoping I could find some insulin suggestions from the net? Pretty desperate here.. Never been in DKA and definitely don't want to start now because of this issue! :/ please help?
70/30 is a mix of a long acting and short acting insulin. You will have to do your blood sugar more often during the day. It was an attempt to decrease the rise and fall of the blood sugar and it does to some extent. You may have to have novolin r too, for coverage. Do you have a coverage scale with the pump?
There is another option for you. Novo has a patient assistance program. ... novolog.com/NovoLogSavings/NovoLogSavings.aspx
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