Insulin human inhaled is a man-made insulin that is breathed in through your lungs and is used to control high blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Insulin is one of many hormones that help the body turn the food we eat into energy. This is done by using the glucose (sugar) in the blood as quick energy. Also, insulin helps us store energy that we can use later. When you have diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), your body cannot make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. So, you must take additional insulin to regulate your blood sugar and keep your body healthy. This is very important as too much sugar in the blood can be harmful to your health.
Afrezza is a dry-powder formulation of the recombinant human insulin and has been approved by the Drug and US Food Administration. Afrezza is meant for use by adults over 18 years age having the type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. Afrezza must always be used when blended with the long-acting insulin and should not be used by pregnant women; children or women breastfeeding or those patients suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis.