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Humalog (insulin lispro) is a short-acting type of insulin. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Humalog is more popular than other insulins. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.

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Fast-Acting Insulin Fiasp Now Available

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 22, 2017

Mealtime insulins, or fast-acting insulins, are injected before or after each meal to regulate the blood sugar. Type 1 diabetics require mealtime insulin injections as their pancreas does not produce insulin, whereas type 2 diabetics may only require mealtime insulin if they struggle with blood sugar control after meals or are not achieving their target A1C.     

Common fast acting insulins include Humalog and Novologand we have another to add to the list. See More

Rapid-Acting Versus Long-Acting Insulin: What’s the Difference?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - November 21, 2017

For people who need to take insulin, there are a couple of different typeslong-acting, short-acting, rapid-acting, intermediate-acting, etc. That’s a lot of options!

One question I see most often is the difference between rapid-acting and long-acting insulins. So, let’s get into it.   

What is rapid-acting insulin?

Rapid-acting, or meal-time insulin, is a type of insulin that’s usually taken before, during, or after a meal to lower your blood sugar levels associated with meals. See More

Humalog Junior Insulin Pen Now In Pharmacies

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 19, 2017

Short-acting insulin is the dose you give yourself to compensate for the amount of food or carbohydrates you eat. Some short-acting insulins include Humalog, Novolog, and Afrezza.

Most of these insulins have been designed for use in adults. However, a new short-acting insulin has been approved for use in children—Humalog Junior KwikPen.

What is Humalog prescribed for?

Humalog is indicated for the treatment of diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. See More

Safe Needle Disposal: What You Need to Know

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 28, 2017

Proper disposal of sharp medical objects—like syringes, needles, or lancets—is important to prevent injury. The improper disposal of needles or sharps is dangerous and can increase the risk for a needle stick injury, which can spread blood-borne diseases like HIV or various forms of hepatitis.

Many states have laws regarding sharp disposal, so it’s important to understand proper disposal practices. See More

Adlyxin for Diabetes Type 2 Now Available in Pharmacies

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 31, 2017

Back in July, the FDA approved Adlyxin for diabetes type 2, and it is now available in pharmacies!

When people think about injectable diabetes medications, the first thing that comes to mind tends to be insulin medications like Humalog (insulin lispro) or Lantus (insulin glargine). However, the FDA has been approving many new non-insulin products recently, like Victoza and Byetta, and now Adlyxin!

What is Adlyxin indicated for?

Adlyxin is a GLP-1 agonist, a hormone that helps stimulate the production of insulin and normalize blood sugar levels. See More

This Class of Drugs Causes Almost 100,000 Annual Emergency Visits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 07, 2016

Insulin: legal, widely used, and transforms lives. But there are risks—soon you’ll see why we try to spare our type II diabetics from having to start insulin. Using oral medications to their maximum dose and incorporating diet and lifestyle changes is the way to go before resorting to insulin.

Of course, tight blood sugar control is the goal for reducing diabetes related complications (kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy) but insulin remains one of the most challenging aspects of diabetes management given the risks. See More

New Diabetes Supply Prices Now on GoodRx

Elizabeth Davis - November 23, 2015

You can now find and compare diabetes supplies on GoodRx! Do a search now to see prices for glucose test strips and meters, control solution, syringes and lancets, and more.

As you may already know, shopping around online will typically get you a lower price than what you’ll find walking in to your local pharmacy.

To make it even easier to get the most savings, you can now order discounted supplies directly from Total Diabetes Supply—in addition to the low Amazon. See More

FDA Approval: First New Long-Acting Insulins in 10 Years

The GoodRx Pharmacist - October 23, 2015

There have been several new insulin products approved over the past year, including Toujeo, Humalog U-200, Afrezza—and now Tresiba and Ryzodeg.

The other recent insulin approvals are what I like to call spin-off insulin products. For example, Toujeo has the same type of insulin as Lantus (insulin glargine), but is more concentrated. Humalog U-200 is the same exact product as Humalog U-100 (insulin lispro), but once again, more concentrated. See More

5 Common Medications That Can Kill

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 13, 2015

You probably already know that many prescriptions have side effects. Most are mild—annoying issues like nausea or sleepiness that are inconvenient at worst. Others, however, can be deadly.

A very small number of medications are responsible for the majority of adverse side effects and hospitalizations from harmful drug reactions. How bad are these drugs? Between 2007 to 2009, almost 100,000 patients older than 65 had emergency hospitalizations for dangerous drug reactions, and almost 20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses annually. See More

New Concentrated Humalog Pen Approved by the FDA

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 18, 2015

A new strength of Humalog has been approved by the FDA: the Humalog U-200 KwikPen will offer another form of rapid-acting insulin to improve sugar control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

What is rapid-acting insulin?

Rapid-acting insulin lowers blood sugar levels quickly; once injected it can take effect within 15 minutes and can last anywhere from three to five hours, continuing to lower your blood sugar after a meal. See More

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