I had 0 lows over a reading of 50 in 6 months and that was starting on a new treatment from ground 0. I had maybe a few readings under 70. This is unheard of in over 1000 blood sugar readings in 6 months. Yes I pricked my finger over 1000 times with a needle to test my sugars. No I am not afraid of needles and I could care less if Afrezza was inhaled or injected as long as it works the way it does. For 6 months I was able to live like a normal person for the first time in ten years as I had no worries or stress from lows. Many shorts and ignorant people want us to believe that this is just an inhaled insulin like Exubera. I could see it on AL Mann today on TV the frustration of nonsense regarding the notion that Afrezza is anything like Exubera. I wish Afrezza was not inhaled so everyone can stop talking about this. The fact that its inhaled is just a convenience which is remarkable. But the fact that not only I but family members could go to sleep at night knowing it was impossible for me to have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar at night is truly the remarkable thing. Going back to Novolog was one of my worst weeks ever being a diabetic. To make me go back on an insulin that peeks in 1.5 hours sometimes even 2 vs 12 minutes is a total joke to me at this point. Tail ends and crashes ...These article writers are clueless as to what they are talking about.
I am open to any questions.
afrezzauser, would you consider contacting Fox News or CNBC Business News regarding your clinical trial experience with Afrezza? Fox Business News interviewed Alan Mann recently and your testimony could add validity to his interview and emphasize the advantages of Afrezza to diabetics. After a May 15 report by Reuters, one of the major networks recently interviewed a participant in clinical trial conducted by Advanced Cell Technology Corp (ACTC) which is using stem cells to treat macular degeneration. The participant had 20/400 vision going into the Phase I study. After the trial, which was designed only to validate the safety of the procedure, the participant's vision recovered to 20/40. It evoked considerable pharmaceutical and patient interest. If interested, suggest you tweet the networks as a follow-up to Alan Mann's interview. I think they pay all expenses plus an incentive.
thanks for this contribution. The people who are trying to steal shares keep brilliant posts like yours buried so that they can provide the look of no confidence. Your post from an extremely well informed Diabetics point of view is priceless. Thanks Again!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Thx afrezzauser -
Your contributions, bred from firsthand experience, have been near invaluable. and of course you have been an insurmountable obstacle confounding and deflating the fudster shorts here! LOL
Thanks for the info. A couple questions.
1. Your opening sentence, "zero lows OVER 50...."
Did you mean to say you had no(zero) lows under 50? I'm type 1(since high scholl,1/26/80 to be exact) and go below 50 at least once/week. All depends on activity level/temperature.
2. What was your a1c at the start, and end?
3. MNKD allows those who participated in the trial to express their views without penalty?
Hypoglycemia is a diabetics(particularly those on insulin) primary concern because of the great danger(coma/death) it imposes to the diabetic. When it gets to that stage(danger level, just above coma) for the diabetic, it (hypoglycemia) poses an equally, if not more, dangerous level to the public. There is "a point of no return", where logicical thought is impossible, for the hypoglycemic diabetic, and, if there is no one to assist, the situation snowballs(avalanche may be a better word) affecting all in its path.
Thanks for sharing.
1 Yes meant to say below 50. Yes currently I drop below 50 at least several times a week with Novolog. You heard right 0 lows under 50 on Afrezza in 6 months for me.
2. Started at 8.5 dropped into the 6's finished at 7.1. Adjustment to treatment and trip to Spain ruined the 6s.