I just started Byetta today and am anxious to see if it is better than Januvia or Avandia. This is a big step for me and I am looking to see how others feel about this new drug.

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You are most welcome, Ms. Karla. That is why we are all here. Feel free to contact me at any time.

Jeff
I started Byetta today as well. I am so hoping I wont have the side effects, but we'll see. I am also taking Metaformin and Lantus as well. My AC1 was 7.4 in February. I am reading that most of you with no nausea take the byetta about 15 minutes before you eat - that is what my dr told me to do as well. I am very worried about the low sugars because I tend to go low mid morning. I try to eat a snack but usually I go low before I get to the snack. I do have a question - I am supposed to take my byetta 6 hours ater a meal. It might be better for me to do one before breaksfast and one before lunch - there is 6 hours between those two - but I eat dinner fairly early (around 5) so if I eat lunch at noon, there would not be 6 hours. Has anyone taken the Byetta earlier than 6 hours after a meal?
Karla, I am so happy to hear that. I knew in time that the nausea would probably diminish. I am so glad that you are handling it now. As I take mine 1hr to 45min before I eat as well. Keep your head high!!,,,Jeff
Go 'LOW CARB' you get tighter control of your BG readings and loose weight. I have lost 49lbs so far. My Endo still does not want to talk about taking me off Byetta. I also walk 3 times a day at least 1.5 miles each time. Walking also helps with the control of your BG readings. My last A1C was 4.9
http://www.diabetes-normalsugars.com/readit.shtml

Start your Low carb experisnce with the above link.
You are now indoctrinated into the diabetic world of LOW CARB. I take an over the counter supplement. 99mg one the moring and one in the evening. I am on pee pills and 2 other meds for High blood pressure + Crestor and pain meds for arthritis.
I began in Late June, and have loved its effect on my BS levels and weight. I still take my 1500 mg of Glucophage (metformin) with the Byetta (20mcg daily). The nausea was mild and only lasted a few days, on both the 5mcg pen and when I switched to the 10 mcg pen. So far, I've lost 12 lbs.
I've been taking it for awhile, and I like taking it....I don't feel hungry while I'm on this medicine, like I did when I was on insulin!

Hope it works for you!

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