I am insulin sensitive too, Sally. I had planned to use Afrezza as you described your use. Not necessarily for meals, but to bring down a high. At first, I over-reacted to the double-down arrows and over corrected so went high again… argh. I think all diabetics should have Afrezza in their tool box for high blood sugars. We have glucogon for lows. Now I use Afrezza for meals and corrections. I still carry a pen, but haven’t had to use it.
My skin does not tolerate the pump site well. Maybe that is common, but I don’t have enough D experience to say. I have trouble sleeping, and my pump is tethered to the site so I have trouble with the tubing and the pump itself. It was very freeing to put that damn thing aside and go back to MDI. But MDI cannot accommodate micro-dosing like the pump so my blood sugar was not as well controlled as I need it to be. A high of 150 makes me feel horrible. A bit of experimenting with different treatments and as of right now, twice daily levemir and Afrezza for meals and corrections is the ticket. My blood sugar rarely goes above 150.
I learned how to split the cartridges into 2 unit dosages so I use those for corrections or snacks. Because I am insulin sensitive and my diet is relatively low carb, I don’t need to inhale insulin often. But it is the coolest thing to go to bed with a reading of 89 and wake up with a similar reading.
I have a lot of pump supplies and insulin so I will use the pump over the holidays for follow-up dosing. It works well for certain carb/protein and fat meals when afrezza takes care of the initial rise and then “fast-acting” Novolog kicks in two hours later for the follow-up rise.