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I Have Been On Lantus For Several Years Now. My Health Insurance Decided As Of 1/1/23 Lantus Will No Longer Be Covered.
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I have been on Lantus for several years now. My Health Insurance decided as of 1/1/23 Lantus will no longer be covered. Anthem suggested Basaglar, Levemir, Toujeo, or Tresiba. Are any of you on these, any pros or cons of each? It is always something.

I am on Humalog for Quick Acting (as far as I know, this is still covered)

Thanks

posted November 18, 2022
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Novlin r is what I use, I was on lantus . Tell your doctor. Basaagar is great. I use both. Basaagar is 24 hour insulin and novlin r is for meals like lantus is . Levemir and humalog is great to.

posted November 18, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

Basaglar and Toujeo is just Lantus that is made by different companies (Eli Lilly/Basaglar and Sanofil/Toujeo) so has different names for copyright. But they are "exactly" the same insulin formula (Glargine)

Levimir is a different formula (Detimer) and a good number of users tend to burn the stuff up quicker than intended which may mean that it becomes a twice a day dose.

Treseba is yet a third (formula/recipe - whatever) called Degludec Insulin

So if you are looking for "least likely to notice any difference at all" then Basaglar or Toujeo would be at the top of the list.

posted November 18, 2022 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

Insurance sucks

posted November 18, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member Appreciate the info!

posted November 25, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

Levemir is great 👍

posted November 25, 2022

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