Inhaled insulin for diabeties is now available - do you think that it will be very popular?
Inhaled insulin is called Exhubera and for more details see the link below:
- Kali_girl825Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
It has been approved by the FDA. But it is yet on the market. It will probably be about 3 months before it becomes available by prescription. I think it will be very popular. But like most drugs most insurance companies probably will not cover the cost until it has been on the market for at least a year. And from what I understand it is going to be rather expensive. I wish things could be different, as I see many patients who would benefit from using it rather than taking insulin shots.Source(s): I am a Registered Nurse
- BRUCE DLv 41 decade ago
I myself do not believe it's going to be that big. First of all, it's not known what the long term effects are on the lungs. Second, it's HUGE! Not very convenient to carry. Third, it doesn't eliminate injections...it's only a fast acting insulin meant for before meals so type 1's will still need to inject long or intermediate insulins. Fourth, how is an accurate dose going to be given when you're inhaling it? How much is inhaled is actually inhaled? It may not matter for those who are insulin resistant whether their dose is completely accurate, but for an insulin sensitive type 1 it makes a BIG difference! and last, the price, althoughl we don't know exactly, it's estimated to be 3 times the price of injectable.
- BARLv 41 decade ago
from what I have read it won't work for everyone. Your lungs will have to be watched/checked for damage. You can't give yourself units in single diget increments, like 1 unit or 6 units. It is only rapid insulin not long lasting like lantus. There are little blister packs that you crush up in its device, in units of 3. So if you nedd 1 unit or lets say 7 then it won't work for you. But it is a start, it will only improve with time. As for me I won't be trying it any time soon or ever.
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- 1 decade ago
I take 2 shots of insulin a day I think I will try it; but. I'm not sure; it may be more unpleasant then the shots. Ive had to put drops up my nose and they hurt and feels terrible and go down the back of the throat and give me a sore throatSource(s): diabetic
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I WANT SOME!
I have heard of it and i want to get it as soon at it comes out\. i have to take 4 shots of insulin a day and its kind-of embarrassing having to do it every day in front of people. i think that it will be VERY popular especially with kids and teens that dint want shots. because we all know that when we were little kids we were scared of shots.
- pirate00girlLv 61 decade ago
i haven't heard of this...but if it's true...it would be so much better than these godawful injections! especially for kids. but, since i can't afford my injectable insulin, i'm sure i won't be able to afford an inhaled insulin either. whine. lol.
- xLv 51 decade ago
It reduces lung function. Whoopie. So I want to ruin my lungs by sucking on an inhaler rather than a quick injection?
Yeah, real advantage. NOT!!
- 1 decade ago
tell me what do you meen by inhaled insulin