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I have type 2 diabetes. I use the Novolog 70/30 insulin pens…

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I have type 2...

I have type 2 diabetes. I use the Novolog 70/30 insulin pens which are so expensive even with my insurance. Would I be better off financially to use the insulin vials and syringes rather than the pens?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

The doctor knows about the expense but has not suggested anything else. I take metformin and blood pressure medications.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I am allergic to penicillin and statins.

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Pharmacist: Dr. Jonathan Yilmaz, Pharmacist replied 6 months ago
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Pharmacist: Dr. Jonathan Yilmaz, Pharmacist replied 6 months ago

It may be cheaper to do it that way. However, you must also consider the additional cost of syringes and needles. Coverage differs based on your insurance. Your pharmacy may be able to run through a mock prescription to compare the total costs for both methods and tell you which would be cheaper.

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