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Is anyone on an insulin pump and using novolog insulin? I'm currently using apidra insulin in my pump but now my insurance decided not to cover it anymore so now I need to switch FAST. My insurance covers novolog so I was wondering if this insulin is any good? Has anyone had any problems with it?

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I've been using Novalog after switching from Humalog because of insurance and have no issues.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2010.Array.
Colusa, CA
We started on humalog but my daughter body would reject it after pumping 24 hrs. We switched to apidra for 1 year now we use novolg. It is by far the best no problems with rejection or insulin cooking out.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Albuquerque, NM
I have only used Novalog in my insulin pumps cause that's all my insurance pays for but humalog works best for me!

I had no issues when I went on it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Albuquerque, NM
But I have been on NovaLog for a really long time I think close to 15 years if not longer and have used HumaLog when I can get it or when the insurance will pay for it and when I first got diabetes 26 years ago I was using insulin called Regular I have used those 3 types of insulin I may have used others but I know for sure I have used those 3 and HumaLog always has worked best for me! NovaLog is a good insulin but doesn't work the best for me! It may be different for you cause everyone is different but Novalog is pork made insulin and HumaLog is a man made insulin so I think that's why it may work better for me!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1975. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 1964.
West Palm Beach, FL
I used to use Humilin with syringes, but my sites atrophied so I was switched to novolog ? (slow acting), which I was told was also humanized insulin. Then I went to the Minimed pump and started on Novolog (fast acting) and it works great with my body. I think they are both humanized insulins: Humilog and Novolog. I didn't think doctors use beef and pork made insulins anymore. Wow. I guess they could, but why?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1977.
McDonough, GA
Hi Rosie i use novolog or humalog, and it work very good, my insurance cover for my humalog

Rockville Centre, NY
I use the minimed 530 g with novolog insulin. Insurance made me switch from Humalog to novolog. There is no difference. It us actually better than apidra for use in the pump.

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I have used novolog for years, I personally don't see a difference between that and humolog

Lawrenceville, GA
Novolog and Humalog are the same just different manufacturers. I have no insurance and Lilly decided to reject me last year. I applied for Novolog and was immediately approved. I’ve bern on it for a year with no problems.

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