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Afrezza inhaled insulin is now available at the pharmacies.


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Old 01-27-2015, 01:06   #1
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Default Afrezza inhaled insulin is now available at the pharmacies.

I heard from my pharmacist that a new inhaled insulin marketed by sanofi just hit their pharmacy. It's not officially launched yet because i haven't heard anything about it and my doctor doesn't know anything about it.

Was anyone involved in their clinical trials and can they elaborate on their experience with it.

It supposed to be an premeal insulin that you inhale instead of inject that can be used by type 1, 2, and prediabetics.

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It seems odd to me that this would be marketed for 'pre' diabetics, who are supposedly not even diabetic yet, and therefore shouldn't need ANY exogenous insulin.

I don't believe in prediabetic myself, any more than I believe in being a 'little bit' pregnant, but I'm sure there's a huge market out there for whoever can persuade docs to prescribe and patients to purchase this product.



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Sign me up for the pre-insulin.

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I'm not interested. The needle sticks are not bad and most of the time I don't even feel them. The finger pricks hurt more.

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If I ever need insulin, I'll buy a hypospray injector, yes they exist and not just on Star Trek.

Sniffing up the nose....how many people will take you for a coke junkie if you do it in a restaurant? Not to mention accuracy of dosage seems questionable.

edit: I was being sarcastic the nasal method was replaced by a mouthpiece. I personally would not use Afrezza because of its dosage issues, side effects being hypos, cough, throat irritation and up to 20% pulmonary reduction (lung capacity).

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Sounds like a bad idea to me from many standpoints and my pump delivers insulin accurately, painlessly and discreetly. How in the world could you deliver 15-20 units in your nose?

Besides, have you ever actually smelled insulin? It's like band aids times 10!

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Sounds like most people don't know anything about it. I've been reading up on it and you inhale it through your mouth. It mimics your pancreas to a tee which is what makes it great...kicking in less than 15 minutes which makes it ideal for pre meal insulin.

I don't think it's approved for prediabetics but we are still required to control our blood sugars. I hate needles...don't want to look like a junkie. Metiform is an option but heard it does irreversable damage to your pancreas so i've been trying to control mine organicly through diet and excercise. I hope this is an option if i have to move to the next step.

Al mann who actually developed the insulin pump, created it.

Found Some interesting videos and links but i guess i'm too new to post them.


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Sounds like most people don't know anything about it. I've been reading up on it and you inhale it through your mouth. It mimics your pancreas to a tee which is what makes it great...kicking in less than 15 minutes which makes it ideal for pre meal insulin.

I don't think it's approved for prediabetics but we are still required to control our blood sugars. I hate needles...don't want to look like a junkie. Metiform is an option but heard it does irreversable damage to your pancreas so i've been trying to control mine organicly through diet and excercise. I hope this is an option if i have to move to the next step.

Al mann who actually developed the insulin pump, created it.

Found Some interesting videos and links but i guess i'm too new to post them.
I think in the trials the doses were unpredictable. And to each his own I guess. I rather use 50 year old techniques that I know work that something that came on the a market last month or even last few years. I never did good on inhalers either. I was prescribed one but never used it. I guess I would have if it did me any good though.
I can't take metformin and looking at using a needle is not like being a junkie. To me it's something I need, not like medication.
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Silverz, I take insulin and metformin, two of the safest meds on the market. Metformin does NOT do damage to the pancreas, it works through the liver and does NOT damage that either. The needles used for insulin delivery are so thin I don't even feel it. The lancing device hurts more than the insulin needle
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Metiform causes your pancreas to get lazy and stop producing insulin after a while is what i've been told and have read. You then become dependant on the metiform.

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