So EXCITINGLY (and pretty unexpectedly, if I’m honest!), I was prescribed my first batch of ‘Fiasp’ insulin earlier this week. Fiasp is a newly approved fast-acting meal-time insulin which, if it ‘does what it says on the tin’ should mean that I never need to pre-bolus again (huh? What?! I know. COOL).
With the meal-time insulin I use at the moment (NovoRapid), as I’m sure many of you do, I often need to pre-bolus up to 30 minutes before eating – if not, I usually find myself with RUBBISH post-meal blood sugar spikes, due to the sugars in the food I eat being absorbed by my body wayyyyy faster than the insulin I’ve injected (REALLY, really annoying).
However – thanks to Fiasp, apparently this could be a problem of the past. With the medical leaflet advising patients to inject no more than 2 minutes before eating, and even advising injection up to 20 minutes after eating, Fiasp claims to be a much faster-acting insulin.