I will test frequently to find the time at which point the BG starts to rise. Then I drink a some water, inhale the Afrezza, drink some water.
@Sam19- When you first started to use Afrezza, it was all about learning the timing- when is it best to take Afrezza.. IIRC, you wanted to determine the point at which your BG began to rise. To avoid hypo, one should not take Afrezza until there is a rise in BG.
To learn the best time to take Afrezza for the individual, it is important to find out WHEN the BG begins to rise. This may sound like a stupid question, I'll ask anyway: When you set your time to "0" the starting point of BG measurements, is that immediately before you eat your first bite? Do you then continually measure BG as you continue to eat your meal?
The follow up questions are:
If the meal is 1 hour, the food from the beginning of the meal, time=0 start to affect BG earlier than the food eaten at the end of the meal. The food at the end of the meal, time = 60 minutes will affect BG later, at time=60+, whenever that may be. If BG starts to climb at t=20 minutes, part way through the meal, and one takes Afrezza, it will be out of the system 60 minutes later, t=80 minutes. This is assuming the Afrezza is out of the system in 60 minutes.
What insulin will take care of the food that was eaten at t=60?
If the meal lasts awhile, say 1 hour or more, would you need multiple doses of Afrezza?
If the meal contains food that take awhile to affect BG, would you also require multiple doses of Afrezza?
This is assuming that Afrezza acts quickly and is out of the sytem quickly (say 60 minutes).