Not in the literal sense of course. I don’t run
many any places these days
I am however, referring to my longtime pal, Humalog. Tonight, I opened my last vial of my trusted life support. My insurance is no longer covering Humalog, so I will now be switching over to Novolog, which I’ve never used before. When I went to my Endo appointment last week, I told him I’d opened my last vial that morning and asked if he could spot me a bottle before I left for DC to attend the CWD Tech Conference (more on the conference later) because I didn’t want to make the switch right before leaving to go out of state.
I honestly hate that insurance companies can decide what we can/cannot take. This is our LIFE SUPPORT, people. We should be able to take what we know works for us, not because the insurance company works a deal with a particular manufacturer. The same thing happened with my meter – I had to switch from my trusty Freestyle to a new meter. That’s not AS big of a deal but it’s the principle
So, I’ll use up what’s left of this vial and I’m sure it’ll be bittersweet as I bolus for the last time in a couple of days. I’ve heard lots of feedback on Humalog vs Novolog, and it seems that most people feel it’ll be a smooth transition. So I’m hoping it’s as easy as that for me.
Bye bye for now, Humalog .. I hope we get to meet again soon one day.