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Check out the instructions on my novolog Rx

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by C6H12O6, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. C6H12O6

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    Okay maybe I am overly sensitive but I do not even typically use 100 units of insulin a day, this doctor misinterpreted (insisted on) the fact that the old box of insulin (which I brought to show her) said 100U/ML somehow meant I used 100 units of insulin a day (She looked visibly perturbed when I explained all insulin sold in Canada is U100) Even though I explained I am on CSII, and the old box had the instructions simply stated ?for use with insulin pump?, I wound up with three boxes of insulin with these instructions, which are apparently are to go home and kill myself

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  2. StillMamamia

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    :eek: Holy schmoly!
     
  3. Becky Stevens mom

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    Yike! I hope youre hungry:eek: very hungry;)
     
  4. Yellow Tulip

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    OMG! Wow. Cluelessness has no limits... Like PP said, hope you're incredibly, unhumanly hungry :D
     
  5. Michelle'sMom

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    :eek:Well...at least YOU know better.:D

    Our prescription states that dd uses up to 100u per day but the label says 'use as directed by physician.' The prescription is worded so we can get 3 bottles per month with only a single $50 copay. I'm actually very grateful. With our old prescription we had to pay a $50 copay per bottle.
     
  6. hawkeyegirl

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    ROFL! You know that old joke about what you call the person who graduates last in his class at medical school, right? :p

    (Answer: Doctor.)
     
  7. lauraqofu

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    OMG...there should be a warning on this post...I took a sip of my milk just as I read this line and nearly choked to death in an effort to not spit milk all over my laptop. :D
     
  8. Lisa P.

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    Double wow -- the pharmacist didn't even question that as he transferred it over?
    Love your last line, by the way.
     
  9. Hollyb

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    I almost killed myself laughing!

    Though... it's not funny, really, at all that any doctors would think this way.
     
  10. sarahspins

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    My apidra RX states "use as directed in insulin pump, up to 133u/day"... I was getting 4 vials a month, MOST of the time I only use 2 and barely get into a 3rd vial, but there was a stretch where the 3rd was just not quite enough.. so I got my RX done for more. When I was only getting 3, it said 100u/day.

    When I get a new RX, it's always written for the units per day that amount to the total number of vials that I want.. it's easier that way, rather than arguing with the idiots at walgreens that yes I really can and do use more than one vial of insulin a month.
     
  11. funnygrl

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    Like Sarah, my insulin says "Use via pump as directed, up to 80 units/day." I typically use more like 30 units/day, but they like me to have extra- and I like not paying the copay every month!

    That is bizarre. Good thing you know better.
     
  12. bgallini

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    It is weird but maybe it's just the Drs way of making sure you don't have issues with getting the scrip refilled as often as needed.
     
  13. Barbzzz

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    Well, the "specialist" did say inject 100U a day so I don't see what the problem is. :rolleyes::eek::D
     
  14. kiwimum

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    Can't say what word came to my mind, so I'll just say CRIKEY!!:eek:
     
  15. deafmack

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    Well I know some people with type 2 who do that but it is with Lantus and they split the dose. I take one prescription and on the front of the bottle it says take at bedtime. On the side it says take with meals. Does that mean I have to eat in bed so I can take the pill at bedtime and at the meal at the same time?
    No really do pharmacists look at what they put on prescription labels?
     
  16. mom24grlz

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    100 units! Ok let's see if Ashleigh took 100 units of novolog per day. That would mean she would have to eat 1,500 carbs per day:eek: Yikes. talk about putting the weight back on LOL!
     

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