I’ve been recently diagnosed with diabetes and my doc wants me to go on Lantus. Just one shot a day for now, until my pancreas completely gives up the goat. I’m a type 2, but my insulin production is about as low as it can go and still be in “normal” range, so I’m gearing up to a lifetime of insulin.
He’s prescribed the SoloStar for me, but after talking to my pharmacist I’m curious about the OptiClik, primarily because of costs. One solostar is $186, the similar refill for the OptiClik is $42. I don’t have a cost for the pen, but even if it’s a few hundred bucks, it’s reusable so it seems the savings would be substantial over time.
I do have insurance, but being self-employed, it’s got a very high deductible, so I’m paying for this out of pocket for at least a few months out of the year. I figured I’d need at least 4 pens a month for the dosage my doctor wants (50 units a day) so at $186/per, that adds up!
A quick web search brought up a lot of people saying they hated the OptiClik, but no real description why.
Does anyone here have experience with both? Is the OptiClik a pain or is it OK?
I’m posting this in Type 1 because it seems that there might be more people on Lantus here… but if it should be in another forum let me know!