I was asked for help from a friend and I sure can’t deny her help if I can be of any. She has diabetes and is having some real problems lately. I heard from her that the new pump is the way to go with the new insulin for diabetics because it distributes the insulin all over the body. The "pen" type insulin does not work according to the reps from the company she talked to… it delivers the insulin and then it sits there in little pockets under the skin and distributes when IT wants to. Very weird?? Lots of highs and lows that way.She has had lots of side effects with this new insulin pen.
After using the reg pork insulin, for over 40 years, my friend cannot use it because they don’t make it any more. She is trying so many others with very lousy results. Highs and lows all over the place. It is a miserable way to live indeed. I don’t know how she does it! I don’t think she likes the idea of a pump to be placed on her or not.
Anyone out there got any ideas of how this new stuff is supposed to work… let me know…here or at my e-mail she could use all the
help or advice in this area she can get. I think that progress should have been made a lot more in this field. The companies that want to sell this new pump idea will be making all the money because they will have exclusivity on the product. She tried the new pen and it did not distribute the insulin like it was supposed to just like the rep from the company said. She doesn’t have medical coverage that would pay for the pump and the pump costs about $3.000!
What do people do, I wonder, if they cannot afford the very thing that keeps them alive? It is a very hard life indeed. I wish her luck and am saddened by the idea that so many are in dire need of help out there. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!!