Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NovoLog Excitement

I'm so excited that I had to share what just happened!

Over the last few months, we've been financially having a hard time and I made the decision to go back to work at Kacey's school so I could still have the flexability to be home when she needed me but I could make some extra money so we didn't have to worry about how we were going to pay for her insulin.

Humalog= $50
Lantus= $50

And that isn't adding in pen needles, lancets and test strips. It was costing us $160 for her supplies. Diabetes is expensive! Most of you already know that but when you aren't financially prepared for your child to end up with an illness like this, it's a very hard blow!

So as I said in my previous posts, I found out NovoLog was cheaper and does the same thing and it's what Kacey was on when she was in the hospital! The nurse called in the prescription yesterday and I went to pick it up today. I knew the co-pay was going to be $30....thats a $20 savings so I was still pleased. BUT...what I didn't know was when her nurse called it in they allowed for "inject up to 100 units a day"! Do the math....

I walked out with TWO boxes of the Novolog pens. Thats 10 pens for $30 .... $3 a pen.... 300 units in each pen. WOWWWWWW! When we got the Humalog we got 5 pens for $50... $10 a pen... 300 units in each pen. Once again.... do the math!

This is WONDERFUL!!! It took a bit of the financial burden that diabetes causes off of us.

Once again... "Ask and you shall receive."

If I had not have done my "homework" with prescription co-pays and I had not have asked to have it switched then we'd still be paying $10 a pen! All you have to do is ASK!


Wendy said...


:) Tracie said...


Like what you did with the blog....you've been busy being snowed in!