His Royal Highness is still in remission, nearly 3 years after his 6 weeks of putting me through hell and terror. But I just found out that there are a couple of long-acting insulins out there that are now available OTC through Walmart under their ReliOn brand. Can those wise ones that live here take a look at those and tell us if they might be a reasonable low-cost alternative to the brand names? Love to all, I get to missing everyone once in a while. For you who are new to this all--take heart, take hope, all is not lost! My Charlie is now 17 and may not be big and fat any more, but he is as much of a love as ever, when he could have been gone all these years.