Hi, Joanne. I'm also worried that the Byetta may not work out for me. The website that Gerri mentioned above [BloodSugar101.com says Byetta helps only about 30 percent of people. Yikes! My doctor keeps telling me it will happen, it will work, give it time.
I've really just started and the numbers are now steady but way higher than yours. In fact, your numbers all look pretty good to me. Your A1c is well below 7.0, a 115 to 180 range is again much better than my current numbers. I don't know what your goal numbers were, but it seems like the Byetta just may be working to stabilize your numbers, no spikes, etc.
As long as the numbers are generally moving in the right direction, I think you'll be okay.
Just as we're in charge of our diabetes, we're also in charge of the weight issue. One young, pretty yoga teacher I knew told me that I would lose the weight when I decided I didn't "need it anymore and let it go." That sounded kind of cryptic/new age/spacey to me at first. But now it makes some sense. Just as food represented comfort to me, so too did the weight. Didn't have to do anything, didn't have to work at getting healthy or more fit. Bowl of ice cream in front of the TV --- good stuff. Just take an extra Glyburide. Who was I kidding!
Anyway, I think you'll know what to do and being here means you haven't thrown in the towel yet. When I eat a meal after I take the Byetta dose, I now try to help the drug: I watch for that specific moment when I just begin to feel a little full, and then try to stop myself from overeating.
What I'm working now is getting more sleep --- I'm Type II and an insomniac. And keeping the lights on: i.e., trying to focus more on what's right and not so much on what's wrong in my life.
Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your progress.