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Mannkind’s inhaled insulin, Afrezza, was approved by the FDA on June 28, 2014. Its Dreamboat inhaler delivers a choice of 4u or 8u capsules of insulin powder. Capsules are prepared by loading insulin molecules onto pH-sensitive carrier particles and then drying and placing the powder into plastic capsules. The aerodynamic properties of the particles delivered by the device scatters the insulin powder deep into the lungs when inhaled. Once these pH sensitive particles contact the neutral pH of the lungs, they become a liquid and quickly absorb through the lung membranes.
The discoveries of insulin, insulin pumps, CGMs, and today’s amazing array of oral medications have had major impacts on the lives of people with diabetes. In spite of the availability of these tools to regulate glucose, high A1c levels, glucose variability, and excess hypoglycemia remain all too common. Connectivity is the coming big wave and offers excellent tools to solve these ongoing problems. This advance in health care is being brought about not so much by clinicians or pharmaceutical companies but by telecommunication and software developers. Connectivity is expected to make glucose control more accessible and more affordable with greater clarity for interventions.
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The American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco exploded with lectures, presentations, abstracts, posters, panels, and awards that mainly focused on the broad scope of discovery and science looking for answers and breakthroughs in the many nuances of diabetes, while hopefully improving the lives of those of us who live with diabetes. It seems the more that is discovered, the more questions pop up. It's like trying to scratch a hard to reach itch in the middle of your back.