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This combo is simple and incognito.

Next Steps

Meter

Meter

Because there are so many options, and they don't have huge differences - the best thing to do is see what options your insurance companies will cover. The best way to find that out is through your doctor.

Contact

If you have specific wants with a meter - like connecting to your phone, or your pump - the best place to start would be to google your question.

Walgreens

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

  • Have to carry supplies
  • Nothing on your body
  • Active Lifestyle

  • Must pause activity to check blood sugar
  • No way to adjust long acting insulin for higher activity on the fly
  • Avoiding Highs and Lows

  • Meters don't give as much blood sugar data as sensors do
  • This combo requires a high level of engagement and effort to avoid highs and lows
  • Inhalers are less precise than injections
  • Easy to Use

  • No info on blood sugar trends
  • Inhalers are faster and easier to use than injections
  • Easy Insulin Dosing

  • You have to do the math to figure out your dose
  • Inhalers are less precise than injections
  • Fewer Fingersticks

  • Frequent fingersticks are unavoidable
  • Privacy

  • Inhalers and meters are hideable when not in use but visible when in use
  • Meter requires visible blood
  • Wisdom

    Hear what others who use this device combo have to say

    I carry an extra meter and supplies, along with insulin and batteries, everywhere I go.

    I do miss the Suspend Before Low feature of the 670G. I experience lows much more frequently with my current therapy.

    I carry lots of supplies as far as test strips and alcohol swabs.

    Cost

    Meter

    Meter

    Meter & Fingerpricker (1 time purchase)

    Strips & Supplies

    Glucose Testing Cost Estimate

    Startup $0 to $60

    Monthly $100

    There are lots of different meters out there. It's worth seeing which are covered by insurance - they will cover some of the cost of the strips. Often your doctor can give you a meter for free, worth asking.

    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

    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.