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If you don't like having stuff on your body but want glucose data at a glance, the Freestyle Libre is the smallest sensor option.  Paired with the Afrezza inhaler, this is one of the more discreet combinations. 

*The Freestyle Libre 14 day can be manually scanned to get data only when you want it. 

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 14 Day

Freestyle Libre 14 Day

Call Freestyle Libre and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm EST

Freestyle Libre Website

Afrezza

Afrezza

Call MannKind and ask them about your coverage. Talk to your Doctor to get a prescription.

Contact

Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 8:00pm EST

Afrezza Website

Priorities

Comfort

  • Lowest profile sensor
  • Have to carry inhaler and cartridges
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Flat sensor transmitter fits easily under active wear and sports gear
  • No way to adjust long acting insulin for higher activity on the fly
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Faster and easier to check your glucose with this sensor versus with a meter
  • No sensor alerts
  • Inhalers are less precise than injections
  • Easy to Use

  • Sensor and transmitter are one piece
  • Few steps to change sensor
  • Inhalers are faster and easier to use than injections
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • Can use sensor trends for dose adjustment
  • Inhalers are less precise than injections
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Factory-calibrated sensor: fingersticks needed for backup only
  • Privacy

  • Needs scan from phone or controller to get blood sugar
  • Sensor is the smallest
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I experience lows more frequently with this therapy than I did on the 670G, although they are brief and not severe.

    The easiest thing is putting on the Libre and it is logging my sensor glucose in an hour, without any calibrations. I can go for days without a finger stick.

    I wear it 24-7 and miss it during the 12 hours after one sensor expires and the next is warming up.

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 14 Day

    Freestyle Libre 14 Day

    Sensors

    Reader (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered. Provided by pharmacies. Price range; $0-$100/month. Often the cheapest and easier to access sensor.

    Afrezza

    Afrezza

    Inhaler & Cartridges (Monthly) 

    Insulin Dosing Cost Estimate

    Widely covered. Price range; 0-$99/month depending on insurance coverage. $35/month for medicare and commercial insurance plans. 

    Questions for your Doctor

    Is the Freestyle Libre waterproof?

    Sensor is water-resistant in up to 1 metre (3 feet) of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

    Can I try this before I commit to it?

    A lot of provider offices have sample devices you can touch and feel to get a sense of how they work. Some offices even have a trial device you can use for week to see how it works for you.

    How can I get insurance approval for Afrezza?

    If you have health insurance: visit Beyond Type 1 for more information on how your provider can send a prescription to the pharmacy that Mannkind works closely with, UBC Pharmacy: 

    UBC Pharmacy LLC
    4700 N Hanley Rd Ste B
    Saint Louis, MO 63134
    NPI: 1962978858
    Fax: 866-750-9260
    Phone: 844-323-7399

    Anyone in the United States can use this pharmacy to fill an Afrezza prescription. 

    If you don't have health insurance: visit Beyond Type 1 for more information on Mannkind's patient assistance program

    For more information on cost: visit Mannkind - Paying for Your Afrezza.