Inhaled Insulin

Inhaled Insulin
 (Insulin without needles)

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In June 2014, the FDA approved Afrezza which is an inhaler with pre-measured, rapid-acting insulin to be used before meals.

Afrezza is not for diabetes emergencies such as diabetic ketoacidosis 糖尿病酮症酸中毒 (DKA).  Common side effects of inhaled insulin are low blood sugar, a cough, and a scratchy or sore throat.

Patients, with smoking habbit or suffering form lung disease, such as asthma or COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 慢性阻塞性肺病), shouldn’t use inhaled insulin.

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How Inhaled Insulin Works
With an inhaler similar to the ones used by asthma patients, diabetics breathe a fine insulin powder into lungs.  There, it enters blood through tiny blood vessels.

 

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