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Old 08-31-2012, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

For most it did not matter whether using Humulin N or Novolin N tho I personally know of 3 avid blood testers where it did matter and had to buy the more expensive Novolin N.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:23 AM
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i think the biggest problem is the lack of information and with that people tend to make up there own stories . you must remember humans use this insulin also and in larger quantities and just the word shortage can empty the shelves

i bought 3 vials yesterday just for back up and if you need insulin today and there is no more relion then you might have to purchase at a higher price this time around i was fortunate i could get it at sams club and they let me purchase without a card

many times when not much information is given they do it so not to induce panic so it maybe prudent to get an extra vial if available which really is a good idea anyway just for back up

as craig said last time around it took care of itself fairly quick we had to wait maybe 2 weeks till the change was complete and the shelves were stocked in my area . we do depend on this price and type of insulin but if i had to i would cancel my tv to buy insulin for jesse
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:34 AM
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we do depend on this price and type of insulin but if i had to i would cancel my tv to buy insulin for jesse
Annie would NEVER allow us to cancel cable TV. How could she watch ANIMAL PLANET?!
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:03 AM
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Well I am in OR, west coast and my Wal Mart is out of Humulin N.

I wrote Wal Marts FB and all they wrote back was that I could order online. I don't think they actually read what I wrote.

I'll try ReliOn FB.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:22 PM
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In los angeles area I just went to one walmart they already have the novolon relion n and it sells for $17 a bottle so less than humilin... however my other walmart still has humilin so going to get that for $25 a bottle instead until we have to switch.
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Wow! $17 is a great price.
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maybe i should have not bought 3 of the humilin brand that is a great price
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:06 PM
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Here is a chart comparing insulins that had been on the ReliOn site a few years ago. The chart indicates there might be some minor differences between the Humulin-N and Novolin-N. I don't recall anything major when we changed from Novolin to Humulin two years ago, but I'll probably back off about 10% on the dosage and run additional tests for a few days when I switch over to Novolin.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:03 PM
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Annie would NEVER allow us to cancel cable TV. How could she watch ANIMAL PLANET?!
I wonder who rules the roost at Craig's house?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:06 PM
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Thanks for posting the chart, Craig. This change might actually be a good way to curb Gigi's spikes if the Novolin begins to act a little faster than the Humulin. Might have been a blessing in disguise!
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