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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 thinnest sensor option. Paired with the Afrezza inhaler, this is one of the most discreet combinations. 

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 2

Freestyle Libre 2

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
  • 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
  • Inhalers are hideable when not in use
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I hate checking in public. With the libre I can just pull the reader out of my purse and scan my arm for my blood sugar. This helps me catch lows.

    I have had to get used to wearing it on the back of my arm. I need Skin Tac and Sim Patches to keep it on for 2 weeks. I knocked the first 3 sensors off before they expired. Abbott replaced them all for free. Now I have a routine that works and I am getting the full use of each sensor.

    Checking with the Libre is fast and easy.

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 2

    Freestyle Libre 2

    Sensors

    Receiver (1 time purchase)

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $200 to $404
    Monthly $108 to $321
    Libre 2 is covered by Medicare but may not yet covered by private insurers. Prices will vary based on coverage. If you don't have any coverage, this is the cheapest 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.

    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.