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Afrezza inhaled fast acting insulin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by pinewood, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's avaliable here (uk) already. I have an appointment this week with the diabetic nurse to talk me through it properly and change me over to using it rather than nova rapid. Still have to inject last us tho. It only replaces the short acting not the long.
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awesome - let us know how you get on.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hello, I hope it goes really well for you. Can I ask how you are able to start on Afrezza as I am very interested in it ? Thanks and good luck

    RRB
     
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    Billytrack Type 1 · Active Member

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    Wow - I think I'll need to be talking to my clinic! Whereabouts in the UK are you?
     
  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Given that it hasn't passed the NICE sign off yet, I can only assume it is a trial?
     
  6. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It has passed it. I'm in Cardiff. Apparently they want to try to aim it more at kids who find injecting too much. I have quite bad lipothrophy (not sure if I split that right) I mean the hard lumps u get where u inject. I've tried rotating sites and I use the 3mm baby needles but I find it really hurts everywhere except my belly. So I think now the insulin isn't being absorbed very well. So after a good old moan at the docs I got referred to the diabetic nurse to put me onto it ☺ I will let u know how it goes
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Thanks for letting us know, unfortunately I am no where being a kid, over 50, but if it helps others and diabetics have a good response from it, I hope it will be more widely available. All the very best. RRB
     
  8. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well the nurse did day that they are happy to let people try it that aren't coping very well on injections. So ask ur doc of ur interested. I still expect the numbing cream they use on kids when I have blood taken and I'm 28! Lol
     
  9. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Good luck and hope it goes well.
     
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    mariolanza Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi. I think you will find some very helpful experience tips in the blogs over on Tudiabetes, there are several early adopters in the US that are participating in several afrezza discussions. A lot of the comments are about some of the dosing timing, amounts, adjustments, post prandial pickups a bit after the meal when you have had a lot of carbs or slow carbs and need a little bit more later, that sort of thing; and how to use their Technosphere, which is supposed to be frightfully easy. Overall they are very enthusiastic.
     
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  11. mountainman

    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    insulin inhaled (Afrezza) UKMi New Drugs Online Database
    This will show you that it is in Phase III clinical trials.

    The action time of the inhaled insulin takes place initially within the first half hour and BG correction can be achieved within an hour almost entirely, with no tail to concern yourself with, so it will be a smooth leveling off.
     
  12. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I got it last week...
     
  13. mountainman

    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Toujeo is recommended by Sanofi as the latest basal injectable. Toujeo is to be released only next week, so there are no comments to follow yet on how people actually feel about it. Toujeo is going to replace Lantus , as Lantus is losing its patent soon, meaning the generics are going to take over in its place.
    Toujeo was approved for use in the United States on Feb. 25 and was RECOMMENDED for approval by European regulators two days later.
    Toujeo is said to have a somewhat smoother action than Lantus.
     
  14. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think it lasts 35 hours
     
  15. mountainman

    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    Can you please tell me how others can get it now to try since many want to ?? On the site I look at, it hadn't signed off and doesn't say "launched " yet, and the pharmacy says they don't have it. This would be great news to have on how to get it now if you could tell us.
     
  16. mountainman

    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    I did find this about Toujeo " In a trial called Edition 4 among 549 patients with type 1 diabetes, Toujeo and Lantus achieved similar blood sugar control over six months, while those taking Toujeo had 31 percent fewer night-time low blood sugar events during the first eight weeks of treatment than those taking Lantus."
    "Toujeo will be available as a disposable prefilled 300 units/mL SoloStar Pen. It will be dispensed in packages of three or five pens."
    I can only look at what has been written about the trials since it isn't out there yet .
     
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    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    Once inhaled, the insulin level in the blood peaks within 15 minutes and is mostly gone after 90 to 120 minutes.
     
  18. fallongerie

    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    fallongerie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why ur telling me all this when obviously if I'm on it I already would know. And anyone who's interested in moving onto it should be asking there doctor or diabetic specialist questions not posting them on here! Goodnight
     
  20. mountainman

    mountainman HCP · Well-Known Member

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    Sense of humour !
    I like that. I make the best of what little time off I have from work is what it is .....
     
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