Hi Sam19. This is my first post although I've been reading this forum for quite a while. I REALLY appreciate your posts. I am a significantly insulin resistant Type 2 and have been using Afrezza since last July. It is the ONLY mealtime insulin I have ever used that has worked for me. It is a superior, fantastically effective prandial insulin. I am PRAYING that Afrezza survives even if MNKD the company fails. MNKD the Company is in great danger of bankruptcy. Again, I PRAY its insulin survives no matter what happens to MNKD.
About the only you ever said that I disagree with is about insurance coverage. Very, very few plans cover Afrezza in an affordable, accessible way. Personally, I have little money, almost "poor". After my mortgage payment and the cost of food and groceries, just one box per month of Afrezza at $300.99 is my biggest expense. Entirely out of pocket for me. Two years ago I got my insurance via Obamacare, a godsend for me. I only had three or choices of insurance companies and NONE of them covere Afrezza at all. Not on the formulary of any of them. Last year my income dropped and I was forced into State Medicaid. My doctor submitted an application for me but it was denied since Humalog was cheaper. Injected prandial insulin does not work for me, too slow (several hours).
Although I have little money, I am still spending $300 per month because I realize I am talking about my very life!!!! In my eyes Afrezza is my most important expense.
Sadly I really need at least two boxes of Afrezza per month but that is out of the question for me financially. I am two years away from Medicare and hoping it will be covered by then...... but I doubt it will be. I try to make do by eating as low carb as I can possibly stand.
MNKD could quintuple its volume of scripts sold by cutting the price in half. They need to do that. Please keep up your good work of helping to educate diabetics about Afrezza. I believe for all you Type 1's it really is almost miraculous. And even for us highly insulin resistant Type 2's, it is an extremely effective mealtime insulin.
I appeal to all diabetics to consider trying it and doing what they can to help ensure the survival of this fantastic insulin. It IS life changing and will be a crime if it is shelved by corrupted, big money financial interests.