Afrezza - Insulin is Just a Puff Away

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2015-06-19 15:25:34 -0500
Started 2014-05-03 08:55:13 -0500

Ok, all you needle phobes and easy bruisers out there. There is relief coming. I know this has come to the surface before, but it looks like the FDA may be approving an inhaled insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetics by July of this year. I don't know what that means in a time frame before it is available for prescription, but at least it's getting closer.

It was overwhelmingly recommended by the FDA Advisory Committee, and now it just has to have final approval in consideration of it's general use, labeling and coverage.

6 replies

taipan 2015-06-19 15:19:49 -0500 Report

just got my prescription for it…with insurance and sanofi low cost card, it cost me zero for my first month, and only $30 a month up to a year…
let's hope this works out, i'm kinda the guinea pig for Afrezza in my local area


GabbyPA 2015-06-19 15:25:34 -0500 Report

Good to hear that someone is giving it a try. You will have to let us know how it goes. If you like it or not and how well it works for you. I am sure there is a learning curve with it.

imbennett 2014-05-03 16:37:04 -0500 Report

i have a pump which is a big help but would like to not have to deal with changing it almost daily so this is good news to me

jayabee52 2014-05-03 13:16:00 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing, Gabby. However if my memory is correct inhaled insulin has been approved for use previously. The problem was acceptance by Drs and patients. Here is a newsarticle on posted on DC a while ago.~

GabbyPA 2014-05-03 22:01:14 -0500 Report

It was approved, but didn't really make a market hit. This may be a revised look into it or a different company's version of the similar application. But the FDA's final approval has not been granted to this one yet. The vote is in July of this year. One of the biggest concerns they have is for those with other lung disorders and how or if it can be effective with them.