Has anybody used Admelog in your pump?

I’ve been using Humalog and my insurance recently changed its preferred formulary to Admelog. Long story short, I had been working with my endo’s office to authorize Humalog with my insurance, but they just told me Admelog can be used in pumps as well (at least in my TSLIM). Just wondering how peoples eventing has been.

Dorie,
So, for my body, Admelog and Humolog are 100% interchangeable. I used both in my t-slim pump, with zero difference in efficiency and timing. Novalog, for me, does not work the same, my body doesn’t respond as well. I recognize that all our bodies are different and respond distinctly, however, my body can’t tell the difference between Admelog and Humalog. I hope yours does as well, so that you don’t have to fight for access!

B

Thanks @bshap ! I appreciate the info.

According to the Tandem big white USER GUIDE on page 321 it says going against the manual voids the warranty.

According to page 19 the ONLY insulins approved are Humalog & Novolog. This is the USA version.

Hope this helps. I just fought this battle. The above were my nuclear option.

Thoughts.

Thanks @987jaj . My endo’s office told me it had been approved but I was concerned when I read your info so I went to the source and called Tandem: the rep told me it’s approved in Canada but not the US, so is considered off-label but will not void my warranty if it is prescribed by my doctor and my insurance approves it.
That said, my doctor submitted an authorization to my insurance to continue Humalog but the pharmacy said it would not go through. I had the manager from my doctor’s office on a conference call - authorization in hand - with the pharmacy and they still were not able to get it through so it looks like I’m going with Admelog. Hopefully what Tandem said holds true - the rep did say a number of people area using it even if it’s not “officially sanctioned.” I’m considering my conversation with the rep “Tandem’s instruction did use” from the manual.
I appreciate the info and your research - thanks much!

The big book says close to page 321 that no one can amend what is written in the book.

It would take a letter from Tandem legal.

wadawabbit Dorie Member with T1D
April 5

Thanks @987jaj . My endo’s office told me it had been approved but I was concerned when I read your info so I went to the source and called Tandem: the rep told me it’s approved in Canada but not the US, so is considered off-label but will not void my warranty if it is prescribed by my doctor and my insurance approves it.
That said, my doctor submitted an authorization to my insurance to continue Humalog but the pharmacy said it would not go through. I had the manager from my doctor’s office on a conference call - authorization in hand - with the pharmacy and they still were not able to get it through so it looks like I’m going with Admelog. Hopefully what Tandem said holds true - the rep did say a number of people area using it even if it’s not “officially sanctioned.” I’m considering my conversation with the rep “Tandem’s instruction did use” from the manual.
I appreciate the info and your research - thanks much!

@wadawabbit , according to the big book, no one can change what is written in the big book. Read the area around pages 320-322 for the exact wording.

This is a common legal ploy. If you doctor or insurance company want to change something from the user guide, for your protection, there must be a letter from your doc or insurance company medical director to Tandem Medical Affairs & Tandem Legal requesting APPROVAL of a VARIANCE from the big book and a letter of variance mentioning you by name be returned appropriately signed.

Thoughts?

I’m floored. I’m traveling in a couple of days and don’t have time to continue the fight. I guess I’ll have to take my chances.

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Are you going anywhere fun? I just got home from London. Sorry for being off topic.

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I’m going to NC for a few days and seeing my BFF whom I haven’t seen in a long time.

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