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Choose a section below that applies to you to help you move forward and stay on track with Fiasp®.

What makes Fiasp® stand out is that it is designed to start working fast, entering the bloodstream in approximately 2½ minutes. This gives you some flexibility on when you need to take your dose, either at the start of a meal or up to 20 minutes after starting a meal.

With type 1 diabetes, taking insulin is an essential part of your daily life. If you have been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you may have questions. Find out more about type 1 diabetes »

Important things to remember as you get started

How to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers a number of delivery options:

  • FlexTouch®—the latest prefilled insulin pen from Novo Nordisk. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use your FlexTouch® pen
  • PenFill® cartridge—disposable cartridge that is loaded into your NovoPen Echo®, a reusable insulin pen that allows for half-unit dosing and automatically records the last dose and time of your injection. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use your NovoPen Echo®
  • 10-mL vial—can be used in a syringe to inject or for filling an insulin pump. Refer to the Instructions For Use for details on how to take Fiasp®

Omnipod DASH® is cleared for use with Fiasp® »

If you use an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin if needed. Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump's instructions for use.

When to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers flexible dose timing.

Your health care provider will tell you the appropriate time to take Fiasp® based on your individual needs and goals.

Storing Fiasp®

Prior to first usea,b

After first use
Up to 28 days (4 weeks)c

aDo not freeze Fiasp®. Do not use Fiasp® if it has been frozen.
bUnused Fiasp® may be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 28 days (4 weeks).
 cDo not refrigerate Fiasp® PenFill® cartridge after first use.

Tracking your blood sugar

Tracking your blood sugar on a regular basis helps to identify patterns and lets you and your health care provider monitor how Fiasp® is working. The Cornerstones4Care® powered by Glooko diabetes management app allows you to track your blood sugar, medicine, meals, and activity all in one place. The free app syncs with most of the popular diabetes and fitness devices, like Omnipod and Dexcom, to integrate your diabetes data.

Find help with insulin costs

We understand how important it is to have access to the insulin you need to manage your type 1 diabetes. Novo Nordisk has affordability programs for every insurance situation in order to provide support for those who need help.

Get free support and lessons

Through our support program, Cornerstones4Care®, you have access to bite-sized, everyday lessons on eating better, moving more, and treating diabetes that you can learn in 5 minutes.

If you have questions about Fiasp® or need additional support, call 1-800-727-6500.

Questions to ask your health care provider about Fiasp®

Any time you make a change to your treatment plan, like starting on an insulin such as Fiasp®, you should have open discussions with your health care provider. 

What is my target blood sugar range?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

How should I calculate how much Fiasp® to take?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

What can I expect during my first few weeks on Fiasp®?

Finding out that your child has diabetes can be difficult. However, with the right treatment plan and care team in place, diabetes is a condition that can be managed. Now that your child’s health care provider has prescribed Fiasp®, you probably want to find out more about this insulin.

Fiasp® is a mealtime insulin that is designed to start working fast, entering the bloodstream in approximately 2½ minutes. This means that Fiasp® offers dosing flexibility, which can come in handy if your child is a picky eater. Your child can take their dose of Fiasp® at the start of a meal or up to 20 minutes after starting a meal.

Important things to remember as your child gets started

Helping your child take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers a number of delivery options:

  • FlexTouch®—the latest prefilled insulin pen from Novo Nordisk. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the FlexTouch® pen
  • PenFill® cartridge—disposable cartridge that is loaded into the NovoPen Echo®, a reusable insulin pen that allows for half-unit dosing and automatically records the last dose and time of injection. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the NovoPen Echo®
  • 10-mL vial—can be used in a syringe to inject or for filling an insulin pump. Refer to the Instructions For Use for details on how to take Fiasp®

Omnipod DASH® is cleared for use with Fiasp® »

If your child uses an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin if needed. Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump's instructions for use.

When to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers flexible dose timing.

Your child’s health care provider will tell you the appropriate time to administer Fiasp® based on your child’s individual needs.

Storing Fiasp®

Prior to first usea,b

After first use
Up to 28 days (4 weeks)c

aDo not freeze Fiasp®. Do not use Fiasp® if it has been frozen.
bUnused Fiasp® may be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 28 days (4 weeks).
 cDo not refrigerate Fiasp® PenFill® cartridge after first use.

Help your child track their blood sugar

Keeping track of blood sugar is an important step to managing type 1 diabetes. Having a specific place to track your child’s numbers will help ensure your child’s blood sugar isn’t getting too high or low and allow you to share these numbers with your child’s health care provider. The Cornerstones4Care® powered by Glooko diabetes management app allows you to track your child’s blood sugar, medicine, meals, and activity all in one place. The free app also syncs with most of the popular diabetes and fitness devices, like Omnipod and Dexcom, to integrate your child’s diabetes data.

Get tips for managing your child’s type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes can be a challenging disease, and it will demand a lot of your time and attention. However, we are here to help as your child gets started on a treatment path with Fiasp®. In this handy brochure, you’ll find tips to help you manage your new life as a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes. 

Find age-appropriate brochures for every stage of your child’s diabetes

Find help with insulin costs

We know that it can be a struggle to afford insulin and that it is essential for your child to have access to the insulin needed to manage type 1 diabetes. Novo Nordisk has affordability programs for every insurance situation in order to provide support to those who need help.

Get free support and lessons

Through our support program, Cornerstones4Care®, you have access to bite-sized, everyday lessons on eating better, moving more, and treating diabetes that you can learn in 5 minutes.

If you have questions about Fiasp® or need additional support, call 1-800-727-6500.

Questions to ask your child’s health care provider about Fiasp®

Starting a new medication for your child can feel daunting, and it is important to have open discussions with your child’s health care provider.

What can my child expect during the first few weeks of taking Fiasp®?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What is the target blood sugar range for my child?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

How should I calculate how much Fiasp® my child should take?

Caring for someone with diabetes may feel challenging, but with the right treatment plan and care team in place, diabetes is a condition that can be managed. Fiasp® is designed to start working fast, entering the bloodstream in approximately 2½ minutes. This means that Fiasp® offers dosing flexibility, giving people with diabetes flexibility on when to take their dose, either at the start of a meal or up to 20 minutes after starting a meal.

Important things to remember to help your loved one get started

How to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers a number of delivery options:

  • FlexTouch®—the latest prefilled insulin pen from Novo Nordisk. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the Fiasp® FlexTouch® pen
  • PenFill® cartridge—disposable cartridge that is loaded into the NovoPen Echo®, a reusable insulin pen that allows for half-unit dosing and automatically records the last dose and time of injection. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the NovoPen Echo®
  • 10-mL vial—can be used in a syringe to inject or for filling an insulin pump. Refer to the Instructions For Use for details on how to take Fiasp®

Omnipod DASH® is cleared for use with Fiasp® »

If your loved one uses an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin if needed. Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump's instructions for use.

When to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers flexible dose timing.

Your loved one’s health care provider will tell you the appropriate time to administer Fiasp® based on their individual needs.

Storing Fiasp®

Prior to first usea,b

After first use
Up to 28 days (4 weeks)c

aDo not freeze Fiasp®. Do not use Fiasp® if it has been frozen.
bUnused Fiasp® may be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 28 days (4 weeks).
 cDo not refrigerate Fiasp® PenFill® cartridge after first use.

Help your loved one track their blood sugar

Keeping track of blood sugar is an important step to managing diabetes with insulin. When your loved one has a specific place to track their numbers, you’ll be able to help them ensure their blood sugar isn’t getting too high or low. The Cornerstones4Care® powered by Glooko diabetes management app allows you to track their blood sugar, medicine, meals, and activity all in one place. The free app also syncs with most of the popular diabetes and fitness devices, like Omnipod and Dexcom, to integrate their diabetes data.

A resource to help as you care for someone with diabetes

As you start this insulin journey with someone that you are caring for, you’ll want to have helpful information on hand. Download and print or save this resource for a little extra help along the way.

Questions to ask a health care provider about Fiasp®

Starting on insulin comes with a lot of questions, and it is important to have conversations with the health care provider of the person you are caring for.

What should my loved one expect in their first week on Fiasp®?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

What is my loved one’s target blood sugar range?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

How should my loved one calculate how much Fiasp® to take?

Fiasp® is a mealtime insulin that is designed to start working fast, entering the bloodstream in approximately 2½ minutes. This means that Fiasp® offers dosing flexibility, giving you the option to take your dose at the start of a meal or up to 20 minutes after starting a meal.

Important things to remember as you get started

How to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers a number of delivery options:

  • FlexTouch®—the latest prefilled insulin pen from Novo Nordisk. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the Fiasp® FlexTouch® pen
  • PenFill® cartridge—disposable cartridge that is loaded into the NovoPen Echo®, a reusable insulin pen that allows for half-unit dosing and automatically records the last dose and time of injection. Watch a step-by-step video to see how to use the NovoPen Echo®
  • 10-mL vial—can be used in a syringe to inject or for filling an insulin pump. Refer to the Instructions For Use for details on how to take Fiasp®

Omnipod DASH® is cleared for use with Fiasp® »

If you use an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin if needed. Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump's instructions for use.

When to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers flexible dose timing.

Your health care provider will tell you the appropriate time to administer Fiasp® based on your individual needs.

Storing Fiasp®

Prior to first usea,b

After first use
Up to 28 days (4 weeks)c

aDo not freeze Fiasp®. Do not use Fiasp® if it has been frozen.
bUnused Fiasp® may be kept at room temperature (below 86°F) for up to 28 days (4 weeks).
 cDo not refrigerate Fiasp® PenFill® cartridge after first use.

Why tracking blood sugar matters

Checking and tracking your blood sugar lets you and your health care provider help monitor how Fiasp® is working. Learn about some options to keep track of your blood sugar:

Get free support and lessons

Through our support program, Cornerstones4Care®, you have access to bite-sized, everyday lessons on eating better, moving more, and treating diabetes that you can learn in 5 minutes.

If you have questions about Fiasp® or need additional support, call 1-800-727-6500.

Questions to ask your health care provider about Fiasp®

Always consult your health care provider when starting a new treatment or making changes to your meal plan and activity levels. It is important to ask questions as you continue taking Fiasp® as well. 

What blood sugar target should I be aiming for?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 2

How should I calculate how much Fiasp® to take?

Tresiba® questions for my doctor  - 3

What can I expect during my first few weeks on Fiasp®?

Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage

What is Fiasp®?

  • Fiasp® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Fiasp® Important Safety Information

Do not share your Fiasp® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take Fiasp®?

Do not take Fiasp® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking Fiasp® tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you:

  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Fiasp® passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

How should I take Fiasp®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take Fiasp® exactly as your health care provider tells you to.
  • Fiasp® starts acting fast. You should take your dose of Fiasp® at the beginning of the meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. 

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting pits in skin or thickened skin (lipodystrophy) and skin with lumps (localized cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites.

    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.
  • If you miss a dose of Fiasp® monitor your blood sugar levels to decide if an insulin dose is needed. Continue with your regular dosing schedule at the next meal.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

What should I avoid while taking Fiasp®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Fiasp® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of Fiasp®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some signs and symptoms include: anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
  • low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
  • serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions). Get emergency medical help right away if you have a rash over your whole body; trouble breathing; a fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness, or confusion.
  • heart failure. Taking certain diabetes pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) with Fiasp® may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems before. If you already have heart failure it may get worse while you take TZDs with Fiasp®. Your health care provider should monitor you closely while you are taking TZDs with Fiasp®. Tell your health care provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity

Common side effects of Fiasp® may include:

  • skin problems such as eczema, rash, itching, redness and swelling of your skin (dermatitis), reactions at the injection site such as itching, rash, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), or weight gain.

Please click here for Fiasp® Prescribing Information.

Fiasp® is a prescription medication.

Look up your cost and a savings offer at MyFiaspCost.com.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800-FDA-1088.

If you need assistance with prescription costs, help may be available. Visit www.pparx.org or call 1‑888-4PPA-NOW.

Talk to your health care provider about your diabetes management plan, including diet and exercise.