Well, no surprise there. It was just a matter of time 'til Ultralente
and NPH were put a stop to.
Yes, I went through the same thing that you are going through now.
Many others have also.
Only mine was Lente(I was also on Humalog though). I believe the
manufacturing of it was stopped in July/05. Needless to say, I was
peed off since Lente worked quite well for me and I was on it a long
Early that year, I called up my Pharmacy and asked them to buy all
the Lente with a later expiry date.that they could get their hands on.
That was about a years worth. They all worked Fine. I finally ran out
in Dec/06, I believe. Then I started on Lantus. My Husband’s work
(group insurance)paid for it all as soon as the Pharmacy got them.
Why not? At $20. a vial, they couldn’t lose.
I always do my own med doses so since Lantus was so different
(I found it was like shooting water into my body) I started by taking
the same amount that I had been of my Lente. I had to take quite
a bit more Humalog until I got the Lantus at the right doseage. I do
still take a bit more Humalog than I used to with Lente but anyways…
The price of Lantus was reasonable here at that time but since so
many US Folks were coming to Canada and buying the cheaper
costing drugs the US drug manufacturers got peed off and told our
Gov. that they’d stop selling the drugs to Canada(really eh?)(we were
only allowed enough stock for Canadians) or they’d raise the prices.
We can still buy Humalog and Lantus over the counter if you can afford
the price now.
You know, I wouldn’t mind using a pump if the darn things would work
properly at least 98% Pumps are more work compared to needles and
I will be getting one I guess since my Husband’s work covers them totally.
I’ll wait for the Omnipod to come to Canada however. I don’t like the tubing
of the others. Hopefully, all the bugs will be outta the pod by then. ;o)