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Week 1 – How will Afrezza Users do in the “Real World”?

Here it is the very FIRST Afrezza Users “Real Life” Results Group that will demonstrate how Afrezza really works in the REAL-WORLD! Every week we will compile our data and present it to you to be able to share it and learn from what we are doing. Best of luck to every Afrezza User out there! 


What surprises you most about the first week data?

The obvious for me is that our time in zone was significantly greater than anyone expected. Also, the A1C’s levels we are running at now are considered “non-diabetic” or “pre-diabetic”. Of course, this number needs to be run for 12 weeks before any of the participants can claim an A1C in 5’s or low 6’s. You should know that none of us have ever had an A1c that low. We are all stunned, as will our doctors be when we do get that 3 month A1C number. Note: Dr. Bode did look at my data from my Dexcom Monitor and it was only for the first 4 weeks and used the word “unbelievable” several times. On the trials I finished with an A1C of 7.1 even with all the protocols. Can’t wait to see other doctors reaction around the country when all the Afrezza users officially report their #’s – doctors will be pleasantly shocked. And then this new drug Afrezza will be everywhere and a common prescription for all diabetics (except for smokers, asthma sufferers and persons with COPD)

What is the Afrezza Users “Real Life” Results Group?

It is a group of Afrezza Users who use a Continuous Glucose Monitors (Type 1’s) seeking tighter diabetes control and measuring the time spent in each blood sugar range. It is NOT a competition and was only started so people could understand and see the inherent benefit of why Afrezza provides better control and higher patient satisfaction for t1 and t2 diabetics over our previous regimens.

Why are you doing this?

There has been so much discussion about the FDA Afrezza Drug trials and why I feel as a participant in the Affinity 1 trial, there were significant “hold backs” as to why we were not able to materially outperform Injectable Insulin because of the protocols on the trials. This is no longer the case!

To Summarize just a few:

  • Afrezza Dosing only changed approx. every 6 weeks, not flexible
  • No CGM’s allowed
  • Time in Zone not measured
  • Patient quality of life not measured
  • Brand new users vs. Very experienced users (what if it was brand new injectable users vs. experienced Afrezza users—would that be fair? No-both require learning curve)


What would you like to express to everyone out there considering Afrezza or to any doctors considering prescribing Afrezza for their patients?

My opinion is that Afrezza is a “life-changing” drug that is not very well understood by the diabetic community at large—both doctors and patients. It improved my life and gave me hope in treating my diabetes. I would wish the same for any other diabetic out there—a better and higher quality of life!


  • Reply Sam Finta |

    It is interesting that 3 of us were diagnosed in 1999. Sounds like Diabetes wanted to finish the century in a strong fashion. It appears we might just give Diabetes a big setback!

  • Reply Andrew Nigh |

    These statistics are amazing. Hopefully I’ll be making the switch at my next endo meeting in April.

  • Reply Scott |

    Fantastic new blog Sam. Let the diabetic world see your results. Thanks for all you do for Diabetics. Still fighting but will get my wife on Afrezza. Great Job !!

  • Reply lakers_w |

    Could you work w/ Dr Bruce Bode, Dr Jay to post your expr on NE Journal of Medicine read by millions of MDs, Diabetes Journal of Science and Technology, ADA, Nurse Journal ? An interview with Dr. Phil, CBS 60 mins, ABC 20/20, NBC 48hrs would be super. You guys are American heros !! deserving Medal of Freedom.

  • Reply Rob Sacher |


    There has been much said among those in the investment community about the FDA trials. In particular, that Afrezza was dosed before meals at least part of the time.

    Could you please explain if this is true and if so, what percentage of times, approximately, was Afrezza dosed before meals?

    Also, if and when it was taken before meals, how many minutes beforehand? Was it timed that exactly?

    Thank you for your reply.

    Best wishes,
    Rob Sacher

    • Reply Sam Finta |

      I saw some posts that we were made to dose 30 minutes before our meals. This is not true. We dosed right before the meal started. Perhaps some people did not follow the instructions very well. The issues were that we were not given the flexibility to dose based upon what we eat which is rather insane if you ask me.

  • Reply KWF @bridgehampton88 |

    Thanks Sam! Beautiful numbers for all – your chart is a masterpiece!

  • Reply Jim |

    I just found your blog Sam. It is a wealth of information. Thank you for taking time to do it as I am sure you have many things going on outside of the blog. To you and others, and I apologize for intruding like this, but I am trying to find out if there are any people 80+ yrs of age on Afrezza. I have a family member recently diagnosed and the pills they are on have not been working well and injections are a no go. Thanks and again, I am sorry to intrude. Best of luck to you and the other’s who are having such wonderful success with Afrezza.

    • Reply Sam Finta |

      I know on the trials there were older groups of people so I will check around for you and let you know. Please do not think you are intruding. You can ask anything you would like to ask me.

  • Reply lakers_w |

    Al Mann said the optimal inhaling time was 5-10 minutes AFTER starting a meal. Have you tried that? Your and others’ personal clinical trial should be published on major trade journals such as NE Journal of Medicine. Don’t you think? Then we can annoit you as a Doc 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Reply Chevi Ingalls |

    I started Afrezza on April 9, 2015, and we are playing around to find my “in zone”. My first week, I had tight readings, but they have been higher than I wanted them. We sat down and looked at what I have recorded and realized that I have the wrong Lantus dosage. We are going to push correct the dosage in the next three days. I have other numbers to change for my “in zone” to come down. I was so excited; on the very first day, I had the same exact reading twice. That has never happened. I am extremely happy and finely free of my pancreas being attached to my pants. I had the pump before starting Afrezza. There is something so “normal” about Afrezza. I think of my inhaler as my first bite, why not!? I hope everyone considering Afrezza will take the chance. It might let you feel free too!?! Everyone that is using the inhaler to help with their everyday battle with diabetes sees success!!! Happy Wednesday.

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