I was diagnosed 10 years ago with type 2 and once I began seeing my endo. Dr. she recommended I take Byetta. I was on it for a few years, then she changed my medications to Humalog 50-70 units 3x a day and Levemir 50 units 2x a day and took me off the Byetta because my blood sugars were horrible at that time. At my last visit with her a few weeks ago, she said at my next visit, which is in 2 months, we would talk about going back on Byetta. My numbers haven't been that great I guess but usually between 100-180, rarely in the 200's anymore. I am unsure if taking 3 different types of insulin is healthy or necessary. I know Byetta is not really considered an insulin but it sorta is. I am open to the idea of going back on it if it will help with weight loss or better control over my blood sugar. But I don't think when I took it before it helped much with weight maybe 5-10lbs max which I fluctuate around there all the time anyways. So I guess my question is, is anyone else taking multiple insulin shots on top of taking Byetta? Is there a risk in taking so many different types or amounts other than low blood sugar? Do I really want to add 2 more shots to my already 5 shots a day? Any advice?

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I am not sure about your situation, however in my situation my blood sugars where completely out o control when I was put on insulin. Being insulin resistant was the reason insulin injections didn't work for me. Insulin basically caused me to gain weight. I always was lethargic and inflammation wrecked my body. I had to go out o network to get someone to help me with my diabetes. My new endo had me try Byetta...and I now see numbers under the 200s. This never happened in the 20+ years I have been on insulin. I have also lost weight...which is so nice. I don't take any insulin anymore. I do take metphormin (my ephs aren't working :) ). I am also taking glucose optimizer by Jarrow. My blood sugars are much better when I add walking to my routine (2 miles aphter meals) (EPHS!) I have been on Byetta since July 2011 and I still do get nausea...but am learning when to eat while on Byetta. I am very very happy with the medication...but it is expensive and Kaiser doesn't cover it. Hope this helps you!

Paula

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