I was amused that my insurance company sent me a link so I could see how much my prescriptions have cost over the past two years - quite a staggering amount, actually.
Humalog U200 Pens - $21,375 annually
Humalin U500 Vials - $14,893 annually
Changing from U500 (5x concentrated so you use 1/5th approx) to U200 (2x concentrated) saw a 40% increase in the price and whilst I loved how the reduced insulin load, I really disliked the slow rate at which it became effective. I really didn’t want to add a fast-acting U100 injection protocol so went with the U200 as the best of both worlds.
These prices are the actual cost if I did not have insurance. Even so, 2016 to 2017 saw the price I paid rise 1,300%.
Enough said. Anyone else check on their costs lately?
Type 1.5, Medtronic Paradigm 723 pump, Dexcom G5 CGM