Help is available for people struggling with high insulin costs. Often the best place to start is with your diabetes care team – whether it’s an endocrinologist, family practitioner, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, diabetes care and education specialist, dietitian, pharmacist or social worker.
They could help bridge short-term gaps with samples or temporarily transitioning to lower cost insulins. They also can help people with diabetes reduce longer term insulin costs – by navigating insurance formularies and coverage appeals; writing prescriptions to optimize insulin units available under 30- or 90-day dispensing limits and cost sharing; or documenting medical necessity to support coverage appeals or assistance program enrollment.
Several new insulins were recently introduced at significantly lower list prices – including a follow-on biologic and authorized generic analog insulins. Your diabetes care team can help you decide which insulin is best for you.