Has anyone been successful in getting insurance to cover Afrezza for a teen?
I believe @Jane10 has 16 yo son on it
I had my yearly donut last night.
Chocolate covered. It wasn’t a crispy cream. Those are dangerous.
I had my yearly Elephant Ear a few weeks ago.
What’s an Elephant ear? Is it like a Bear claw?
No, nothing like a bear claw. They probably call them by a different name where you are. It’s a very thin deep fried pastry about the size of a dinner plate, liberally dusted with cinnamon and sugar.
Did it at least have sprinkles?
Yeah. I feel bad enough.
No, sprinkles are good! If you’re going to splurge, at least make it bolus-worthy. Sounds like you did!
I thought Elephant Ears were mushrooms.
Eating them once a year is probably too often, they are poisonous.
Well, if you’re using that one as your example, I can see why you would look askance. It’s too thick, badly shaped, and there is no cinnamon or sugar.
But you have to admit, it looks a little like an edible elephant’s ear. Maybe one made by the person who’s still being trained?
Hey @Allen3, how’s it going today? Are you making any headway with the Afrezza?
I think I’m getting the hang of it but haven’t documented my numbers since I was going to wait until I get my Cgm. I think I need larger doses too, the 4’s just aren’t strong enough for me for most things is eat.
And I am trying to stick with the Afrezza instead if switching back and forth unless I need a large correction. That way I can get a real world feel for what it would be like to use this for most of my meals.
The main things I’m trying to determine are:
- Can it do at least as good as Novolog in controlling meals for me?
- Even if it does as good what would be the reason to use it over Novolog? What are the advantages and are they worth it for me. I already don’t really count carbs, ive gotten pretty good at estimating. It’s more of a pain to use than taking a shot for me.
- Is it worth the extra cost?
I think you may find that 8s seem to be more than twice as potent as 2 4’s. I’ve often wondered if it seems that way anyway.
I don’t think you’ll find many adult men getting by with just 4s unless they’re doing the ultra low carb thing.
If you’re like me, I think you’ll find that the spontaneity it allows in life makes all the difference. For me, even if I’m a spot-on estimator with novolog (I think most of us are skilled estimators more than precise counters) I still have to prebolus by a long period of time to have a fighting chance at decent control… And to prebolus you have to have a good estimate how many carbs you’re going to eat way in advance. That combination creates a pretty major burden to me if I’m actually living life to the fullest with injected bolus
– that’s the real payoff for me that makes it worth it to me
That’s a good point Sam, the problem is I haven’t done prebolusing with Novolog so right now it feels like there’s no advantage. BUT that’s why my A1C is so high and if I go back to Novolog I am going to follow the proper routine so I can bring it down.
I really wish I had some 8’s and 12’s then it would feel way more convenient than doing two or three 4’s.
I think one of big advantages I’m starting to see is the mostly absence of lows after a meal. If I take enough Novolog to control my spikes then I end up low later. Mind you I don’t prebolus so that could probably eliminate lows if I did that and take less Novolog.
Minimizing lows is a huge advantage I think gets underplayed. I think of all my kids at camp and how good this would be for them. I hope the new faster acting injectable ends up working like the Afrezza then that would be a great addition to everyone’s weapons arsenal, especially kids.
I’m very excited for the future and what’s ahead. I just need to learn how to use the tools the proper way.
I appreciate everyone’s feedback on this site. I have been on this site since like 2009 or earlier before it switched over, I even have a welcome email from Seagator.
Another bit of trivia I totally forgot about… I actually did one of the original studies for Afrezza like 15 years ago. It just hit me the other day when I had my lung test. I’m going to lookup my paperwork for fun.
Happy Labor to all.