REDEFINING DIABETES MANAGEMENT: FIRST FDA-APPROVED INHALED INSULIN, EXUBERAÂ® (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder, REDUCES BARRIERS FOR DIABETES PATIENTS TO ACHIEVE GOOD BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL CONTROL
Diabetes is a growing health crisis, affecting nearly 21 million Americans. Most have type 2 diabetes â a progressive disease â and ultimately many will require insulin therapy. Despite the availability of insulin, a proven and effective treatment for diabetes, average blood sugar levels have continued to rise over the last 10 years. Approximately two out of three people with type 2 diabetes have uncontrolled blood sugar levels even if they are currently on treatment. Many patients are reluctant to start or increase insulin treatment because of injections. Some delay insulin use for as long as 10 years.
For the first time, there is now an insulin that does not need to be injected. EXUBERA, the first and only FDA-approved inhaled insulin, is now available in pharmacies to help treat adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Taking EXUBERA doesn't require needles.