AskNadia: Inhalable Insulin

Dear Nadia,

Is the new inhalable insulin for people with type1 or type 2 diabetes?


Kenosha WI

Dear Susan,

The new Afrezza insulin is for people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

It’s a powdered insulin that penetrates the deep lung tissue. Physicians recommend that you take this rapid acting insulin before your meals. It peaks in 12-14 minutes and completely leaves your system in 2 to 3 hours.

What you need to know is that this type of insulin in not indicated for everyone. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD, asthma or a bronchospasms this type of insulin delivery is not recommended for you.

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