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I just started using Afrezza (inhaled insulin). Still not sure how well it is working. Has anyone else been using it? Good or bad experiences?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 1991.
Manhattan, NY
I have been following them hoping that Afrezza would one day be approved. I asked my doctor to prescribe it although the dr still did not have a lot of info on the details of how the drug would work. I find it difficult to inhale so am not sure that is the reason it isn't working as quickly.

Living with LADA since 2006.
Princeton, NJ
lung capacity is a huge factor. if you smoke or have asthma efficacy is affected.

Chesterfield Township, NJ
I know. I'm 60 never smoked. I pass the test. my son who is 26 is going on Monday to his new Endo to get his Prescription for Afrezza. He is so excited. Been waiting 5 yrs for no needles. I believe they are also working on an inhalable long lasting insulin.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1991.
Manhattan, NY
I passed the test too. Its just different to inhale the powder without coughing a little. it beats taking a shot though! that would be great if they created a long lasting version as well.

Living with LADA since 2006.
Princeton, NJ
I'd rather have the shot.

With type 1 diabetes.Array.
CF, ARG
so the effect is faster than novolog u100?

Chesterfield Township, NJ
Afrezza takes 12-14 min to peak. I believe Novolog is to be taken 10-15 min before you eat. Then it takes another 30 min to peak and stays in your body much longer. 2-3 hrs. long tail. Afrezza you take as you are sitting down at the table and the food is in front of you. great because you can lower

Chesterfield Township, NJ
or increase the units. What if your wife burns the dinner and you've already taken your insulin? the tail on Afrezza is about 1 hour. leaves the body fast. limits hypos

Chesterfield Township, NJ
Larissa. if you took the spiromatry test and passed you should have no problem with Afrezza. it's under 2 seconds of breathing in. make sure to exhale first. Then short inhale

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1991.
Manhattan, NY
Thanks for the advice.

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