For most (not all) of us, it isn’t a question of what it costs, but if our insurance will cover it. I don’t even know the actual cost of the insulin I use today! In Guatemala I bought most of my supplies over the counter. They sold single insulin pens there, not a box of five (I didn’t even know they came in boxes until I moved back here!) and I paid around $13-16 each, more than I currently pay on insurance at 5 for $25. I always have to explain to people why I was spending more there on meds when they assume it was a lot less. It’s because I couldn’t use my insurance there.
I wonder if that once daily shot will eventually become a once a week, or once a month. Seems logical.
Could somebody explain for the unscientific mind, is it actually a form of insulin or does it have little nanobots running around inside your body in order to respond to your blood sugar??
Does it also mean we won’t have to test anymore? I guess we would still have to test, not to determine dose but to see how we’re doing. Hmmm. Maybe not! If you spiked too high the medicine (or whatever magic thing it is!) would bring you down right away, right? So no harm done?? Yeah, I definitely need Smartinsulin 101, or is that “Smart Insulin for dummies”