Type 1 Diabetic - Insulin Availability

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Type 1 Diabetic - Insulin Availability

Postby Quitou » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:17 am

I am a professional journalist with extended assignments in Peru next summer. I'm also a type 1 diabetic and need insulin.

Does anyone know if insulin and various other diabetic supplies can be purchased in Lima without a prescription? I have one from my US based doctor, but not sure if that will suffice.

Does anyone know what the costs for insulin is, in particular Humalog quickpends.

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Re: Type 1 Diabetic - Insulin Availability

Postby gerard » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:01 pm

My wife gets her dad's insulin pens from Farmacia Universal (http://farmaciauniversal.com/index.php) and says they have never asked her to show a prescription, although her dad does have one. He uses these:


But she says many different types of pens are available. Cost is around 70 soles for the pens she gets.

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