Category Archives: Insulin

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Insulin Prices Skyrocket

A recent study has shown that the cost of insulin is continuing to skyrocket. From 2002-2004, the cost of insulin was $4.34 per millimeter, and by 2011-2013, the cost of insulin in the United States had reached $12.92 …

AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ?

Rita U

AskNadia: Skin Reaction to Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I injected Levemir insulin and now I have a ball. Is that normal? It itches as well.

Michelle

Dear Michelle,

Skin reactions to insulin injection are not new. Since the advent of insulin in 1922, people taking injections …

AskNadia: Is My Low Carb Diet Causing a False Pre Diabetes Diagnosis

Dear Nadia,

When you are  loosing weight on a low carb diet, does this artificially inflate my pre-diabetes glucose test? 

Paula Corin

Linnwood WA

Dear Paula,

Pre-diabetes statistics have been in the news for several years with great concern for …