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Afreeza - Inhaler Insulin (Newer Drug)!

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Dr. Puneet Aggarwal 87% (52 ratings)
M.B.B.S, MD - Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetes (Liverpool), Member of the American College of Physicians
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mohali  •  2019 years experience
Afreeza - Inhaler Insulin (Newer Drug)!
Afreeza - Inhaler Insulin (Newer Drug)!

Afrezza can be used by adults with type 1 Or type 2 diabetes who:

1. Need a rapid-acting insulin
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2. Want to discontinue insulin injections with meals
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3. Don’t have lung problems (for example COPD, asthma, currently smoke or have stopped smoking <6 months)

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If diet, exercise, and your current diabetes medications are no longer giving you the blood sugar control you need, ask your healthcare provider about Afrezza. Afrezza may be able to help.

Why inhale your insulin?

Inhale Afrezza at the beginning of your meal to bring down blood sugars caused by eating. After you inhale Afrezza, the insulin passes quickly through your lungs and into your bloodstream (in less than one minute. 1this allows insulin to get into your blood quickly and work on reducing blood sugars within about 12 minutes. 2 this rapid action allows you to take Afrezza when you are ready to eat and not worry about timing your mealtime insulin in advance of your meals. 

Afrezza is designed to be in your body for approximately 1.5 - 4 hours,** depending on your dose. Once Afrezza leaves your system it doesn't continue to lower your blood sugar. This helps you time your insulin therapy to your insulin need. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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