A member asked:

What do you advise if i'm insulin dependent diabetic. i want permanent relief from insulin injection. is there any latest treatment?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Thomas Knecht answered

Specializes in

Hi. For type 1 diabetes and for insulin dependent type 2, you need insulin. Period. I'm guessing you're type 2 since we type 1's don't mind shots. The FDA recently approved an inhaled rapidly acting insulin (Afrezza), so it should be available soon. If you're type 1, you'll still need your basal insulin. If you're type 2, you might be able to get by on pills and fast acting inhaled insulin only.

Answered Oct 24, 2014



Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
Sponsor Content

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor