Eli Lilly HumaPen Memoir Insulin Pen

Product guide written by Diabetes Expert: Sue Marshall.

Eli Lilly HumaPen Insulin Pen
HumaPen Memoir
Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly HumaPen Memoir is an insulin pen with a memory, recording the date, time, and amount of your last 16 doses (including priming doses).

For those of us who’ve ever stopped dead in our tracks and thought, ‘Did I give myself an injection with dinner?’, and have no recall whatsoever of whether you did or not, then the HumaPen Memoir might well come to your aid.

From insulin producer Lilly

Made by insulin producer Lilly, it is pen that takes only Humalog insulin 3mL insulin cartridges, so you may need to consider your options as to changing the insulin you are on should you fancy using this pen.

We all have our ‘blonde’ or ‘senior’ moments – or are just plain forgetful or ditzy, but if seeing exactly when and how much insulin you last took would help you look after your diabetes better then maybe talk to your healthcare advisor.

Your Comments
I am similarly placed as Pablo Motte but have obtained the InsulCheck additional clock which seems a good substitute for the Memoir pen. It is much lighter and by me printing a numbered plaque around the pen below the clock and using a small elastic band around the pen it is possible to record amount of insulin taken and moving band after injection helps my memory.
Posted by DouglasL, Tyne & Wear on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I've used the Humalog Memoir Pen for several years. It is fantastic! Like so many people, I can get distracted and forget whether I've taken my injection....especially when dining with friends. Also, if my before-meal reading is low or high, I can check what my dosage was before the previous meal. The battery on this pen lasts only three years, and it is not replaceable. I want to obtain another pen with a memory, but have not been able to find one. Phone calls to Eli Lilly reveal that the company no longer makes this product.Please e-mail if you have any information on an insulin pen with a memory.
Posted by Hope Solomons, Iowa City, Iowa on Sunday, April 15, 2012
Can you be so kind as to tell me if I can get a HumaPen Memoir over the counter, or do I need my Gp's prescription? I would also be grateful I you could tell me the cost of the above pen. I'm currently using the HumaPen LUXURA. Many thanks... Geoff
Posted by Geoff, London on Thursday, February 23, 2012
I am also waiting for the new version. My hba1c results were vastly improved by the previous version and now that I do not have a working one my results have returned to unacceptably high levels. I have just ordered the kwikpen cap from timesulin.com which might help me until the Memoir comes back into availability.
Posted by PabloMotte on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Does anybody have any idea when the "new" Memoir pen will be available?
Posted by Mike Cullis, Gloucester UK on Sunday, January 08, 2012
I have been using the lilly humalog pen for some years, I have two pens, (the simple to use ones, without the memory) however recently my granddaughter threw away the part that takes the cartridge, (mistook it for the empty cartridge). Is there anywhere I can get this replaced without having to buy the pen (metal) again.
Posted by Mrs Jean Kelly, Swindon Wiltshire on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I would not buy this pen again because of the price and the lenth of time it works. Mine went bad after only one year...and since I had to order different perscription refills...I simply went to the Humalog pen that is simple and much easier to use... The memior pen is heavier and larger than the basic Humalog pen and I found it difficult to carry around with my glucose meter...
Posted by Valerie, California on Saturday, July 16, 2011
This pen is a great idea and I think many diabetics would use this if it could be designed to be used with Novorapid. The memory is such a good idea -best idea I have seen in 30 years. Everyone forgets, especially if you have been distracted just before taking your insulin.
Posted by Shane, Birmingham on Sunday, June 12, 2011
Could you please tell me if Eli Lilly still make the Humapen Insulin Pen. Mike.
Posted by Michael Hodge , Plymouth, Devon on Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Due to my insulin being withdrawn I have been given this pen to use. I find it sloppy and extremely difficult to inject I need the strength of Samson. I much preferred my former pen The Novopen.
Posted by Robert Watson, Glasgow UK on Friday, March 04, 2011
Finally! I have been waiting for something like this for so long. After 20 years of taking 4 injections a day it has always bothered me that something like this didn't exist. The Novo pens in their lovely colours are absolutely useless and it is so easy to forget whether you have taken an injection when you have been doing it for so long.
Posted by Mal, London on Monday, September 13, 2010
I often forget whether I have or have not given myself a shot. Last night was a typical example. I was out with friends and when I tested myself prior to bed was 23.5 mmo/l. I took an extra shot but will never know if I forgot or not. I am 66 and need an insulin pen with a memory as my own is shot. However, I am on porcine insulin by Hypurin. The only pen with a memory that I know if is the Eli Lilly pen using Humalog.
Posted by Clive Gould, Northampton England on Sunday, September 05, 2010
I have found this pen to be really helpful. After having a mild stroke that has affected my memory, it's great to be able to check that i had my insulin.
Posted by Martin, Worksop on Thursday, June 24, 2010
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