ReliOn brand insulin is no longer made by Novo Nordisk, who had been responsible for producing the ReliOn insulins since 2000. [1][2] The ReliOn insulins are still offered in the same types, R, NPH, and 70/30 mix, but they are produced by Eli Lilly and branded as Humulin/ReliOn insulins. [3][4][5]

Remember that Novolin insulins have NOT been discontinued; these insulins are available as Novolin N, Novolin R, and Novolin 70/30. Only the ReliOn/Novolin branded insulins have been phased out.

A brand name for various pharmaceuticals sold by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. Of primary interest to caregivers of pets with diabetes are their insulins--R, NPH and 70/30 mix--all made by Eli Lilly, ketone testing strips, syringes and insulin pen needles.

ReliOn also has U100 insulin syringes in 3 different sizes with a choice of needle length and gauge. [6][7] ReliOn brand ketone testing strips are another diabetes-related product. [8] These are made by Bayer (maker of Ketostix ketone urine test strips and Ketodiastix glucose and ketone urine test strips). [9]

ReliOn/Novolin insulinsEdit

Insulin bottles

ReliOn/Novolin insulins-left to right: ReliOn/Novolin R, ReliOn/Novolin N, and ReliOn/Novolin 70/30. Made by Novo Nordisk for Wal-Mart/Sam's Club.

ReliOn/Novolin Insulins:

This link [13] confirms that Novo Nordisk was the manufacturer of ReliOn insulins. [14]


  1. A Change to ReliOn Insulin. ReliOn.
  2. Low Cost Insulin Available through major retailer. Diabetes Health (1 December 2000).
  3. Wal-Mart Changes Insulin Partners. Wall Street Journal (22 June 2010).
  4. Wal-Mart Press Release (22 June 2010).
  5. ReliOn insulins. ReliOn.
  6. ReliOn Syringes.
  7. ReliOn Syringes-FAQ's.
  8. ReliOn Ketone Test Strips.
  9. ReliOn Ketone Urine Testing Strips Instructions.
  10. ReliOn/Novolin R.
  11. ReliOn/Novolin NPH.
  12. ReliOn/Novolin 70/30.
  13. ReliOn Website--ReliOn Manufacturing Information.
  14. Low Cost Insulin Available through major retailer. Diabetes Health (1 December 2000).

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