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    FDA approves inhaled Insulin


    Tony
    • For many years insulin came in form of injection. Now today the FDA approves a fast acting inhaled insulin called Afrezza

    Afrezza is a powder delivered by a small inhaler device at the start of meals. Once the dry powered is inhaled into the lungs, the insulin is delivered into the bloodstream. Insulin levels peak as fast as 15 minutes compared to 3 hours for injectable insulin. Since Afrezza is a fast acting insulin, type 1 patients will still need to take a long acting insulin by injection for basal.

     

    Do you plan on trying Afrezza? Do you think there is a greater risk for low blood sugar? Let us know in the comments below.

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    Not a fan of putting anything into my lungs besides "air". If it's a "powder"...I'll assume there's a cumulative affect, eventually.

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