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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. Loading insulin molecules onto pH-sensitive carrier particles and then drying and placing the powder into plastic cartridges is the process that prepares the capsules. The aerodynamic properties of the particles delivered by the device scatters the powder deep into the lungs when inhaled. Once these pH sensitive particles come into contact with the neutral pH of the lungs, the particles dissolve, become a liquid, and absorb quickly through the lung membranes.
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The FDA approved the Medtronic MiniMed 530G insulin pump with its display of the Enlite continuous glucose monitor in September, 2013. The 530G is the first system in the United States that can automatically stop insulin delivery if the CGM's glucose value falls to a preset level (60-90 mg/dl) AND the wearer doesn't respond to the Threshold Suspend Alarm. This functionality puts the device in the newly created OZO: Artificial Pancreas Device Classification created by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Welcome to our Ask John column. Here, we'll be posting questions from visitors that John has answered. These questions cover a wide range of topics, including insulin pumps, infusion sets, continuous glucose monitors, and medications. If you would like to send John a question, visit our forums or contact page post them. Please note that any advice given should be discussed with your physician before you try them.
Do you need an extra dose of MoTo Move for the New Year? A nudge perhaps? I’ll tell you a little story about someone who motivates me to move. It’s my friend Becky Rosenheck. Becky, who lives in Florida, called me in New York when she decided to throw herself a birthday party. She asked me to help with it.