Researchers, doctors, and people with diabetes agree that injected insulin works well to manage the disease. They'll probably also say that getting insulin into your body through something other than a needle would be even better.
You can't get insulin in a pill, but how about breathing it in?
How Inhaled Insulin Works
The idea of inhaling insulin has been around for decades. It wasn't until the 1990s that researchers made it possible.
Inhaled Insulin Today
If you have type 1 diabetes, you'll still need to take long-acting insulin, too, to help control your blood sugar.
If you smoke or you have a lung disease, such as asthma or COPD, you shouldn't use inhaled insulin.
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