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

Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Apidra is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.

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How Much Does Insulin Cost? – Here’s How 22 Brands Compare

Benita Lee
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Despite outrage over the high cost of insulin, prices for popular insulin treatments have continued to climb in 2018, according to a GoodRx analysis of drug prices.

Though prices are not climbing as quickly as they did between 2002 and 2013—when the average cost of insulin therapy tripled—the average price of insulin has increased by 64% since January 2014. The most recent price increases are on insulins made by Sanofi-Aventis and Novo Nordisk, which raised prices by as much as 3% in May and July of this year, respectively. See More

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

Roni Shye
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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

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

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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

5 Common Medications That Can Kill

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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

Roni Shye
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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

How Long Should You Keep Insulin Pens?

Roni Shye
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Did you read our blog on insulin vials and think to yourself, does this apply to my insulin pens too? If so, this post is for you!

With so many different insulin and insulin-like products out there these days it can be hard keep track of how long each of these pens stays good.

Depending on your dose, you may still have insulin left in your pen at the manufacturer-recommended time to throw it away. See More

How Long Should You Keep Your Open Insulin Vials?

Roni Shye
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With so many different insulin and insulin-like products out there these days it can be hard to keep track of when your vial should be tossed.

Depending on your dose, you may still have insulin left in your vial by the manufacturer-recommended time to throw it away. If this sounds like a familiar situation, know that it is important to throw away your vial regardless of whether you have any leftover. See More

Dropped by Insurance: Changes for Diabetes in 2015

Roni Shye
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As 2014 comes to a close, we should be thinking about what to expect for 2015. The start of a new year is a time for new challenges, new goals, and inevitably, a new prescription formulary.

What does this mean for you?

Express Scripts and Caremark have decided to remove certain diabetes medications from their national preferred formulary and provided a list of covered alternatives. For more information and the full list of excluded drugs, see our post on the 2015 formulary changes. See More

40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

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For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

Dropped by Insurance: Will Your Diabetes Injectables Be Covered in 2014?

Roni Shye
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Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.

We’re reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. See More

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