Baqsimi

Any Type 1s out there who have had experience with the glucagon alternative Baqsimi? Seems like a godsend being much easier to dispense than glucagon!
My situation is the cost of it- I am in Original Medicare with a Part D. I finally am getting my pump insulin through Part B, so my other meds I take are all cheap generics- so, I never will reach my yearly deductible! My cost for the Baqsimi at my pharmacy is $297! Any advice? I’m seriously thinking of taking my insulin back to Part D prescription, and pay the big chunk for it at the start of every year to get through my deductible!!! Help! (Sorry this was so long!

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I recently got some, (but have not used it yet), when I saw my insurance covered it. But it is expensive!

In 55 years of T1D, I have never used glucagon, but remember my mom waking me at night to give me orange juice in the years before glucagon.

With CGM alerts and Tandem CIQ, I hope to not ever use it!

I have had it since it first came out and have used it once. It was quick acting and my wife said it brought me back quickly. Lilly has a coupon for BAQSIMI if it is not covered by medicare part D.

https://www.baqsimi.com/savings-card

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The savings card is valid until 12/31/2020.

Since I was already max oop (due to insulin pump purchase), mine was no cost, so did not use savings card.
But it is $200-300 without discount.

The Baqsimi savings card can also be extended. My experience using it mirrors @Rphil2’s. Fast fast fast and much preferred by my spouse who is needle phobic

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Thanks for the response and coupon. But it says, not to be used with government insurance, which Medicare is). So, the cash retail price around here in North Texas looks to be over $500. I think the $297 I was quoted in my pharmacy email as my cost is my Part D cost. That is probably because I haven’t met my deductible for 2020 yet! Am I right??

If you purchase it off Medicare it is a much better price. Just tell your pharmacist that you would like to run this off of medicare as a cash purchase. Just because we use Medicare does not mean that you have to use it for every script.
Rick

Think you meant cash purchase !!

Yep cash —. iPhone