Investigator-Initiated Study Shows Switching to Afrezza® Improves Glucose Control with No Additional Hypoglycemia in T2DM
The lead author,
Study subjects experienced a significant (0.8%) reduction in A1C levels at the end of the 14-week treatment period after switching from their injected mealtime insulin to Afrezza. Subjects maintained 66-69% “time in range” (time with glucose values in the range of 70-180 mg/dL) and reduced the time spent with glucose <90 mg/dL. Afrezza therapy resulted in a significant improvement in diabetes quality of life scores.
“This study shows that Afrezza treatment—combined with the use of continuous glucose monitoring—can improve overall glucose control while maintaining time in range. Importantly, the study also demonstrates a reduction in blood glucose levels without additional hypoglycemia,” stated
Available by prescription, Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is an ultra rapid-acting inhaled insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus. Afrezza consists of a dry powder formulation of human insulin delivered from a small and portable inhaler. Administered at the beginning of a meal, Afrezza dissolves rapidly upon inhalation to the lung and passes quickly into the bloodstream (in less than one minute). This rapid absorption allows Afrezza to begin reducing blood sugar levels within minutes of administration. Afrezza is available in 4-unit, 8-unit and 12-unit single-dose cartridges of insulin powder that can be used, as prescribed by a health care professional, in combination with other diabetes medications to achieve target blood sugar levels. For Afrezza doses exceeding 12 units, patients may use a combination of existing cartridge strengths. For more information about Afrezza, please visit www.afrezza.com.
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