I don’t like the assumption that pharmacy benefit managers take that Apidra, Novolog, and Humalog are functionally equivalent. That may be a valid assumption on the population level but they need to allow for individual exceptions. As long as they don’t make the doctor and patient jump through numerous hoops to get an exception, I’m tolerant of their endless insulin formulary dance.
I’ve used all three of these insulins. I am allergic to Novolog when used in a pump. I get large raised red welts at the pump site when using Novolog. It’s been so long since I used Humalog, I can’t remember any material differences.
Good luck with your insulin switch. Do not be shy to complain to your doctor if the Humalog makes your control harder. Diabetes is hard enough to live with; these pharmacy business managers should not make us regularly go through this!