Diabetes Patients can now Inhale Insulin Instead of Injecting the Drug

Diabetes patients will soon have the option of inhaling their insulin instead of injecting it.

Afrezza is an inhaler to control diabetes, and was approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2014. Patients place the powdered insulin medication into the inhaler’s cartridge to breathe it in.

“Those micro particles fly into the airways when patient breathes and when they reach the inner lung surfaces they dissolve into the inner lung fluid and they move quickly to the bloodstream,” Dr. Hasan said.

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