WRITTEN BY: GINGER VIEIRA
Editor’s Note: This article is about Ginger’s personal experience using Afrezza, and what has worked for her may not work for everyone. Please consult your healthcare team before making any changes to your diabetes care regimen. Beyond Type 1 has an active partnership with MannKind, makers of Afrezza. This article was not produced as part of that partnership, and the company had no input into its creation.
I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for over 23 years. Using long-acting and rapid-acting insulins (and one decade on an insulin pump), I’ve taken approximately 45,000 injections. After years of hearing friends in the diabetes community talk about using inhaled insulin, I finally gave it my full attention over the last month.
Here, I share as much detail as possible about my experience using Afrezza inhaled insulin for my mealtime and correction doses of insulin.
SPOILER ALERT: I AM LOVING AFREZZA!
It’s wicked fast — faster than I thought possible. I never dose until I’m done eating.
It makes preventing lows around exercise so much easier.
Once you learn how to dose it, the mild lows nearly correct themselves because it clears your system so quickly.
When correcting mild-to-severely high blood sugars, you’re in your goal range within 30 to 60 minutes because it’s so fast.
You don’t get the food cravings that come with injected rapid-acting insulin!
It’s amazingly fun to take insulin without stabbing my body multiple times a day with a syringe!
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