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User Reviews for Afrezza to treat Diabetes, Type 1

Afrezza has an average rating of 5.7 out of 10 from a total of 17 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 1. 47% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 41% reported a negative effect.

Afrezza Rating Summary

5.7/10 average rating

17 ratings from 18 user reviews.

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Reviews for Afrezza

Brendan Hyland December 16, 2015

“Afrezza is truly a remarkable therapy. My levels are flat, my post prandial highs are done away with. It seems to mimic the pancreas and gets into my system fast and expires within an hour. My energy levels increased, I use it with my basal insulin and I have never felt as healthy in my life. I have better feelings in my hands and feet too which was unexpected but welcome. I am based in the UK currently and cannot get it here. This is a huge disappointment as injectable insulin is so inferior.”

9 / 10
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RobertJohnsonNYC January 22, 2016

“My doctor was reluctant to switch me from Humalog to Afreeza but did after I insisted I wanted to try inhaling over sc scares 4 times a day. After a simple spirometer blow test I got the green light. I learned to take my inhalation literally right before eating because Afreeza works that well. My doctor said its because my body does not need to break done the zinc first. After using Afreeza for 4 months I can honestly say this has transformed my life. I carry it with me so discreetly no more going to dirty bathrooms to inject myself if on a date. My A1C has dropped from 8.4 to 7.1 and I lost 12lbs my doctor say simply because I'm finally in control. Thank you Afreeza! I still have to take 12u of Lantus at bedtime but that's easy.”

10 / 10
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Michael Collins August 18, 2016

“I'm impressed with the change I have seen since using Afrezza. I have been using it for ~4 months. I dropped my basal dose down and I feel 30 years younger. I used to get frequent highs and lows before, I often felt scatter brained and/or sluggish, now gone! I used to have bad erectile dysfunction, I won't get into the details, but since starting Afrezza, I haven't had any problems anymore. I feel better than I have in years. You take for granted that its normal to feel that way until you don't anymore. I wouldn't give this stuff up for a million dollars.”

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AriL82 May 4, 2017

“I just started Afrezza, my PCP recommended it. Honestly, Afrezza saved my life, again mentally and physically. I am now able to control my A1c levels without the stress of multiple injections. Thank you, J”

10 / 10
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dogs72 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 3, 2016

“think afrezza works great. only been on it two months.my cgm says average blood is at 130 .compared to 160.i would say it would be better if i timed it better.only knock would be overnight when you eat things that are fatty takes a lot longer to break down. have to take 2 doses overnight to lower it down .when I say lower its at 198 steady .havnt had a bg over 220 in 2 months”

8 / 10
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FDiabetes October 10, 2017

“There is no medication that will work with 100% accuracy. And this one is the same, I truly hate needles and this has definitely helped me to keep my levels normal with less poking at my skin. You have no idea how hard it is to have diabetes and hate injections.”

7 / 10
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Danrm · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 5, 2017

“I can understand some of the confusion people have on this product. From my perspective, it is unusable as the sole source of insulin. It seems negative reviews are trying to do just that. However, if you pair its use with a pump and use exclusively for corrections and/or carb heavy meals, it is a huge improvement to the manageability of my type 1 (I imagine most type 1's can relate to those times when you screw up a carb estimate, and it normally takes hours to normalize again. With Afrezza, it is resolved in an hour).”

8 / 10
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Q925 · Taken for less than 1 month January 19, 2018

“I have used different insulins over my 26 years started with MDI, then the pump, added Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). Now the combination of pump, CGM, and afrezza I really feel like control is within reach. Only been using afrezza for a couple of weeks but the control, immediate onset, and predictability are very encouraging. Part of the learning curve I wasn't prepared for was the quick fall off, now I split dosing between liquid and inhaled insulin. I thought closed loop was the next best thing for T1Ds that was before. Now Afrezza will be part of my regular regime, just need to get my insurance to agree!”

9 / 10
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Obem00 · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2016

“Middle of the road so far. Agree that this is expensive. I am using with pump therapy to counter those quick spikes after a meal and combine this with a normal or extended bolus. Overall A1Cs range from 5.9% - 6.4% and this is being used to fine tune.”

6 / 10
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Steve Mano August 1, 2017

“If I had to guess, 90% of the positive reviews on here are written by stock shareholders of this product. Because if they were actual users they'd realize how inaccurate and inconsistent dosing is which makes this drug essentially useless. Too many factors effect the dosing of this drug which is not good when dosing a medication such as insulin which can easily kill you if taken too much of.”

1 / 10
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Type 1 for over 30 years · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 2, 2017

“I tried the Afrezza system out thinking it was going to be great with how fast it works, not having to inject anymore, and not having lows (quotes from the sales person). How all of those points are so wrong. The product is awful. I had to inhale twice per meal ( which means I had to check my blood sugar more often) 2 hours apart. Plus I still had to inject for my long acting insulin. Also before I did my second inhale my BG's would be in the low 40's 2 hours after I ate, and then 1 hour later my Bg's were up in the 300s, since the insulin stays in your body for only 2 hours. My A1C before using it was 6.2 and after 1 month of using Afrezza (not Humilog) went up to 6.7. I highly don't recommend using this product.”

1 / 10
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Test patient · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 28, 2018

“I was a test patient for the inhaled insulin. Beware it caused severe lung problems putting me in the hospital for 2 days & required treatment for two years! Still have lung inflammation issues 6 years later. Review their side effects warnings about potential lung issues - it is real.”

1 / 10
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nataliebo07 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 9, 2021

“This stuff is almost completely useless. Forget about using it as a mealtime insulin. You'll end up using several cartridges spaced 45 minutes to an hour apart to keep your blood sugar from rising out of range. And if you wait too long, your blood sugar will rise to the point that a next dosage becomes completely ineffective. Sometimes, even this doesn't work. Increasing the dosage from 8u to 12u didn't solve the issue at all. The 12u does only as much work as the 8u. As a type 1 diabetic who's suffering with severe lipohypertrophy, this is my second line of defence as a treatment option. Very disappointing that this stuff doesn't work like it claims to.”

3 / 10
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Seth E. December 18, 2017

“I have been on the pump for 21 years. For various reasons, my doctor suggested I try going on tresiba and afrezza for the summer so after discussing it I gave it a try. Afrezza works great for dropping blood sugars very fast, which was the biggest benefit. However, the last month or so I have developed asthma symptoms and am short of breath when I am active. It takes me a long time to catch my breath after moderate activity and a cough begins as well. I visited my endocrinologist again and he pulled me off afrezza immediately. I am hoping the shortness of breath goes away as I have no prior symptoms of lung problems. If it doesn't go away shortly I will have to begin using an inhaler. Users be aware of side affects!!!!!”

2 / 10
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Jinna · Taken for less than 1 month September 17, 2021

“This afrezza.com/savings-program totally scammers!!! In May 2021 I fill out their questionnaire and was told I am qualified to talk to their online doctor set up and waited doctor never came on. They did refund me that amount and when I called spoke to customer service set up second time. doctor came on but he didn't even ask me any question but all he said he cannot prescribe Afrezza then hang up on me and this company will not refund me. Total scam!!!!”

1 / 10
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Eric Fenar · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 20, 2016

“Great. life changing.”

10 / 10
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Jwalnuts · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 3, 2019

“Extremely effective, convenient, and fast acting. Brought my hbA1c down 4.6 points, my endo, family and I could not be happier. ”

10 / 10
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Rick · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 18, 2019

“Overpriced junk”

1 / 10
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