Inhaled Insulin Afrezza Outsulin

Community Viewpoints: Inhaled Insulin Afrezza (Outsulin)

This blog post is part of the Community Viewpoint series. It talks about how the diabetes healthcare community views the inhaled insulin Afrezza. This is the product Mannkind Corporation calls “Outsulin.” The View of “Outsulin” Healthcare providers I know still have not heard of “Outsulin”. Outsulin is the latest marketing campaign from Mannkind Corporation. The campaign explains “Three hours after you take AFREZZA, your blood sugar returns […]

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Community Viewpoints Health Series

Community Viewpoints: Health Series

Community Viewpoints: A New Health Series This new set of articles is a series that focuses on the views of the health community. This health series focuses on topics like prescription drugs, medical devices, and health education. I usually Tweet on things like this, but 140 characters does not let me give complete community viewpoints.  As a result, I started this blog […]

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Afrezza Status BG Chart

Afrezza Status After Eight Months Usage

I have many requests to update my Afrezza status. This article describes only my health status related to using Afrezza. Later, I will write another article to describe community views I collect. Afrezza Status After 8 Months of Use In March of 2016, my Hemoglobin A1C was above 8. My diabetes was “uncontrolled.” Since then, I am using Tresiba for my basal […]

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Afrezza+Tresiba+Russia

Day 31 – Afrezza and Tresiba Post Russia

Here I am, 31 days after leaving for Russia, back in the States for the 4th day. I have many questions, because my use of Afrezza and Tresiba have gone up considerably. Reduced Tresiba in Russia My questions come partly from my earlier post, where I noted that I had reduced my basal insulin usage considerably upon arriving in Russia. When […]

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My Crimea Investment

Crimea: Investment Gone Bad?

The building and property in the leading photo was one I was looking at as an investment, in Crimea. Some things just do not work out. Does that make it a bad investment on the Crimean peninsula? Crimea Investment This building was originally started as a sanatorium (health clinic) for children. My first information told me that they ran out of money, and it […]

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Memorization and Creativity

Memorization or Creativity

Yesterday, I posted a story of a boy in Russia. I talked about some of the things I saw as good in the Russian education system. A teacher in the US was quick to disagree with me.  She told me I was wrong thinking memorization is as important as creativity in problem solving. My comment relates to this article, and I will give details […]

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Russian Education Graphic

A Story of a Boy – Russian Education

Is there really much of a difference between Russian education and American education? Let me tell you a story about a typical 9-year-old Russian boy. Here, we will call him Ivan (not his real name, to protect his identity). Russian Education of a Boy While I have been on the Crimean coast, I have spent time speaking with a 9-year-old boy. Ivan spends the […]

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Afrezza+Tresiba+Russia

Day 13 – Afrezza and Tresiba in Russia

I had a hard time picking the subject of this post. It came down to Afrezza and Tresiba in Russia as they were an easy subject for me. Afrezza and Tresiba an Easy Subject Why are Afrezza and Tresiba as easy subject?  It is because life has been simple while in Russia, using these two drugs. I have been able to live a fairly […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Graph

Additional Notes: Dexcom vs Medtronic CGM

I have some more thoughts on my earlier Dexcom and Medtronic continuous glucose monitor comparison (CGM) that I did not mention yesterday. CGM Notifications The Medtronic 530G can send notifications from the Minimed Connect CGM application to you via text message. They are fairly useless alerts. They simply say “High SG, CHECK BG.” For a text message notification to be useful, I […]

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