Thursday, October 12, 2006

No Symlin Yet

I went to pick up my prescription from Kaiser today and was handed a bill for $658. Needless to say, I declined the prescription. I was really disappointed, because I was excited to give this a try. I guess Kaiser doesn't cover Symlin for some reason. The $658 would have purchased 6 vials of 5 mL each, which, from my rough estimation, would last me 3 months at the very minimum. So the cost of Symlin would be more or less on par with Humalog. Additionally, I would need less Humalog so that cost would be reduced. I am going to try and appeal this decision. If Kaiser wants to live up to their "Thive" campaign, one would think that they would be supportive of those patients who are really eager to take preventive measures.

2 comments:

MileMasterSarah said...

Good luck getting the symlin! I have been on symlin since january of this year. I've had a lot of problems with it but it is great with how it has helped my morning sugars!

Anne said...

Thanks. I am hoping it will help me with my post-breakfast high bg's as well. If I just used it for one meal a day, it wouldn't be outrageously expensive. I just think it should be covered like any other prescription...