I need to get an RX for levemir as a back up in case my pump fails to the point of delivering insulin. But levemir isn’t on the formulary now. So my choices are lantus or toujeo unless I try to get levemir approved with a medical necessity letter. I was able to get novolog approved in the past and found out it’s now on the plan again. So I guess it could change for levemir too. I’ve used lantus before that may be the best thing if I can’t get levemir approved.
I’m nervous about having toujeo as a back up since I never used it and I think it’s longer acting. I wouldn’t want to switch to something I’m not used to at all in an emergency situation. The shots for basal were never stable for me and I’m surprised I survived mdi for as long as I did due to lows. The way my Bg jumped around was even worse than now. I’m just wondering how you managed on toujeo and how your Bg differed. I know it’s going to be different for me of course but it may help to get some feedback. Does it really last for 24 hrs etc and so on? Or is that the other newer longer acting insulin.