I’m a graph ignoramus and even I can see a significant difference there! Wow! I didn’t know it could make that much difference, but I would think with your dealing with gastoparesis, the timing of the insulin would be a considerable factor.
I just got off the phone with Medco and they suggested I have the doctor prescribe a 30 day supply of vials I can take right to the pharmacy and then a 90 day supply to have on my mail away. I asked about getting the pens in addition as I’ve pretty much gone through my backup and they said just have him specify “using both”. Now all I have to do is figure out how much? I’m around 25 TDD and I guess-timated 3 vials for 90 days. Guess what I went through that in less than 1 1/2 months! Some of it is I didn’t know about priming using up insulin, but I also wasted a lot because I threw away insulin in cartridges instead of using them till they were near empty or extracting what is left in the old cartridge into the new cartridge. I told you I wasn’t mechanical…lol. I even somehow pulled out the plunger instead of the little blue things…ok…I did that twice!
Just for an idea if anyone can tell me how much they order for 90 days (and what your average TDD is) it might help me be a bit closer to the ballpark!
Can’t your doctor just call in a 30 day supply you can get at the drugstore for Apidra, marti? I know it costs a bit more but you are on such a good path with it, it would be a drag to have to interrupt.
It’s funny when I thought I might have to go back to pens for a week or two, even though the pump is still a bit of a struggle, I was unhappy! I have an appointment for Monday; my regular PCP is on vacation next week hopefully the substitute doctor is “trainable”…lol