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Share our experiences with this new injectable drug. Lets explore the pros and cons together and how it has made life better.

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Better than Byetta?

Started by Tony S.. Last reply by Rubidel Jun 4. 8 Replies

byetta and januvia.

Started by kene. Last reply by Ellyn6 Jun 24, 2013. 12 Replies

Six months+ on Byetta

Started by 2tall63 Jan 30, 2013. 0 Replies

januvia and byetta:

Started by kene Jan 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Nano needles

Started by jojo55. Last reply by 2tall63 Aug 16, 2012. 4 Replies

New Byetta user looking for advice

Started by LisaB. Last reply by 2tall63 Aug 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Byetta by my PCP and having side effects.

Started by Damian Bloodstone. Last reply by Damian Bloodstone May 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Byetta causing lows?

Started by sierraflowr. Last reply by Teri Oct 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Why does my blood sugar numbers vary?

Started by mybloodissweet. Last reply by sierraflowr Oct 27, 2011. 1 Reply

Going Back on Byetta?

Started by Sierra. Last reply by mybloodissweet Sep 29, 2011. 1 Reply

Yay for Lizard Spit!

Started by Lauriero. Last reply by mybloodissweet Jul 26, 2011. 3 Replies

Byetta.....no more for me

Started by Pineyboy May 16, 2011. 0 Replies

Byetta and nausea

Started by Pineyboy. Last reply by Peppy May 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Timing of Byetta (2 times daily) and meds such Metformin.

Started by Martin J Spielman. Last reply by Pineyboy Feb 28, 2011. 1 Reply

Byetta and hair loss...

Started by TTempel. Last reply by Patty Jan 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Byetta plus Metformin

Started by gretchen. Last reply by Cathy Jacobson Nov 30, 2010. 8 Replies

Working out first thing in The AM

Started by Doug. Last reply by Teri Oct 18, 2010. 1 Reply

Metformin and Byetta

Started by Sue. Last reply by jonesy Sep 27, 2010. 3 Replies

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Comment by Doug on December 2, 2010 at 1:09pm
Good for you! And the good news is you will eat carbs again, matter of fact just 12 days after you start the program, what you won't be eating is refined flours and processed foods.
Comment by pinkywomen on December 2, 2010 at 9:15am
Right!! No I would never do the gastric bypass. If my insurance would pay I would probably try the Lap Band. But realistically I just need to add some serious exerise and tight control on the carbs. I am ordering the book and going to give that a good shot.
Comment by Doug on December 2, 2010 at 7:08am
The gastric bypass is scary, if you can't control your diet the bypass will be a nightmare...hear is why:
You can eat only a few ounces of food at a time. Your new stomach will only hold a tiny amount of food.
You must eat very slowly and chew your food to mush. Otherwise, you may vomit often and have pain.
You won't be able to drink for 30 minutes before you eat, during your meal, and for 30 minutes after you eat. There won't be room in your stomach for both drinks and solid food.
You probably will need to take vitamins and supplements.
You may have to avoid foods that contain simple sugars-like candy, juices, ice cream, condiments, and soft drinks. Simple sugars may cause a problem called dumping syndrome. This happens because food moves too quickly through the stomach and intestines. It can cause shaking, sweating, dizziness, rapid heart rate, and often severe diarrhea.
Comment by Tony S. on December 1, 2010 at 10:22pm
Thanks for the pasta rec, Doug. I should be able to find Dreamfields in San Francisco.

Hey, PinkyW --- I went on Novolog for a while. Weight loss is almost impossible on insulin without mega-exercise. I agree with Doug: try the new diet first.

About that pancreatic transplant, I'd look consider the gastric bypass first, if that's appropriate. People become virtually non-diabetic overnight. Now that's a miracle!
Comment by Doug on December 1, 2010 at 2:18pm
Try the 30 day cure before add any new meds!
Comment by pinkywomen on December 1, 2010 at 12:49pm
I believe that part of the key to good diabetes treatment is finding a good Dr. I found a great internal medicine Dr in Jan of this year and what a wonderful change. My orginial was just a primary care and I felt I was paying my co payment for a lecture about losing weight. I even stopped going for check up and stop taking the meds for nearly a year. But for almost a year I have been staying on track, not seeing the result I would have hoped for after this much time, but better than doing nothing about it.

My Dr does seem to be stalling on changing me over in insulin, even though I have come to terms with it. Now I getting so tired of the back an forth of change or adding to my regime now. So I figure if the byetta does not work either. I am done and going to push for the insulin.

I had sometime back about pancreas transplant to cure diabetes, but I am pretty sure that would not happen because of money. Drug companies would not like to see that work. It is terrible that our health problem have because so politcial. There probably would be more reversing of health problem if it wasn't about politics.
Comment by Doug on December 1, 2010 at 11:28am
This the plain truth the is no money in a cure! Can you imagine the financial impact to the economy should they cure diabetes?

Regarding Pasta I highly recommend Dreamfields.
Comment by Tony S. on December 1, 2010 at 10:24am
Hi, Doug:

My GP also has Type 2 so he really is sympathetic. I went to a really highly-respected Endo in this area, nice man, but it was expensive and he really seemed like he was a Byetta cheerleader. Byetta wasn't my miracle cure by any means, although I was a total dietary rule breaker until I saw my dad pass away from complications last year. Loved his pasta. Diet is more important than the meds, I suspect, but Big Pharma can't package it.

Keep strong,
Tony
Comment by Doug on December 1, 2010 at 10:00am
Hi Tony,

I am between Endos right now, I'm waiting to hear from and get an appointment with a new Dr. Part of my problem is that I have not been able to find a Dr to work with me, I had been complaining about my weight gain and it fell on deaf ears.
Comment by Tony S. on December 1, 2010 at 9:27am
Hey, Doug

I'd suggest getting off the Actos ASAP ... I put on 10 pounds when I started taking that. It's one of the drugs contraindicated for weight loss. My doc understood and switched me to Prandin.

I think you are spot-on with the new diet! I eat yogurt or omelets for breakfast and use real butter or EVOO. It was the carbs that were my problem: white flour and sugar are the culprits.
 

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