My Cat Has Diabetes! Yay! Kinda!

Once your cat is diagnosed and starts insulin they very quickly become healthy again. So there’s that. They feel better. Yay!

Then there’s the price tag. Finney’s insulin is $278.99 and that’s with a 10% discount from my pharmacist!! He gets an insulin called Lantus, something that I don’t remember being around when my other cats had diabetes. But it seems to be very well tolerated by cats (all insulins on the market were developed for humans) so I’m happy to have my bank account drained by it.

The best price I could find for it elsewhere was $209.99 from Drs. Foster and Smith, except they say it has to be shipped overnight because of the refrigeration issues, and that costs $24.99. I’ll take the $44 savings, but I’d like to do better.

Please look away now Fed-Lurkers: Does anyone have any experience buying from pharmacies in Canada?

Here is my diabetic cat Finney taking a nap. I’m glad you’re feeling better little guy. I’m sorry again about Bleecker. (My new kitten who terrorizes/won’t stop trying to play with him.)

My Diabetic Cat

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “My Cat Has Diabetes! Yay! Kinda!

  1. Yay for Finney!

    Of possible interest re: Lantus & ordering from CA:
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=49608
    (thread from 2010, but with some recent updates near the end)

    On Lantus prices/discounts: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=67852

    also, there’s a couple of wide-ranging forums for Lantus at the same board here:
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/viewforum.php?f=5

    On why insulin is getting pricier:
    http://www.rxrights.org/the-rising-price-of-insulin/

  2. I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to respond! Thank you for all these useful links. How nice of you to look them up for me. I’m going to explore the Lantus pens.

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