Inhaled Insulin at Mealtimes May Soon be Possible
It may soon become possible
to take an inhaled form of insulin as your mealtime dose, rather than an insulin
injection. Recent research showed that inhaled insulin helps reduce
participants’ blood sugar levels and their hemoglobin A1C results. In other
words, inhaled insulin appears to be effective at helping to reduce high blood
sugar after meals.
This doesn’t mean that
inhaled insulin can replace injections completely, but it may be possible to
eliminate the mealtime injections. Inhaled insulin is subject to approval by the
Food and Drug Administration, which is currently reviewing recommendations.
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