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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 most discreet combinations. 

*Libre 3 is the most current model, now with alerts. Libre 1 and 2 may still be available to you. Ask your provider.

Next Steps

Freestyle Libre 3

Freestyle Libre 3

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

  • No scanning required
  • Inhalers are hideable when not in use
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I noticed that my CGM is less accurate when my blood sugar is rapidly dropping during exercise

    I love how quick dosing is with inhalable insulin

    I don't need to worry about insulin onboard when exercising because of the fast-acting inhalable insulin. The downfall is it's not as precise as injections for high-carb meals!

    Cost

    Freestyle Libre 3

    Freestyle Libre 3

    Sensors

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $0 to $130
    Monthly$0 to $70
    Prices will vary based on insurance 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

    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.

    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.