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Byetta Users Forum

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

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin and other diabetes-related supplies.

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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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 Phill Dill on January 30, 2012 at 4:40pm

You can take them all together. I take Lantus 50u, Byetta .5u and metformin 500mg all twice daily plus humalog R on a sliding scale. I have only started the Byetta and metformin in late November and have noticed no weight loss but no weight gain eaither. You have to be prepared to check your levels many times a day untill a balance is found.

Comment by Rita on January 30, 2012 at 7:40am

Byetta, Levemir, Metformin, can all three be used together? See previous question. Hope someone has some answers.

Comment by Rita on January 29, 2012 at 9:30am

Just switched from metformin to levemir. I was using Byetta once a day. Is it still OK to use it? It really helps me eat less. I am very hungry since starting the insulin and I don't want to gain weight. I have already gained 2 lbs in five days.

Comment by LisaB on November 28, 2011 at 2:51am

Hey : ) I just thought Id do a follow up on how I got on with taking Byetta.
The second pen (10micrograms) still didnt have an effect on me, but with the third one I asked if a longer needle would help I was using a 4mm, the nurse didnt seem to think it would make a difference but I badgered her for an 8mm, Low and behold Im now getting lower blood sugars and I find if I take make injection about 90mins before I eat a meal I only really want half of it! ive lost 7lbs in the first 2 weeks of doing this, Im so pleased I stuck with it and if its not working for someone else reading this, please just try and hang in there and try tweaking it a little. x

Comment by Phill Dill on November 27, 2011 at 7:29am
Now after changing back and forth of meds I have been put on Byetta .5 and Metformin twice a day. This goes along with my Insulin but, I have had nausa for about 4 days and upset stomach but really mild effects to the new setup. I have noticed a, not a big but a huge difference in Bgl in just 5 days. I am wondering after being on a high for years how long it might take to adapt to the lower levels once more? I do belive this is the formula that finally is going to work for me, but I have had this hope before. Humalog R with meals( sliding scale), Lantus 60u, Byetta .5u and metformine 500mg twice daily. Look forward to comments on others results after some time on some of these combos
Comment by mybloodissweet on September 29, 2011 at 7:20pm
Is there anyone out there who belongs to Northern California Kaiser? I am taking Byetta and paying for it out of pocket. Byetta isn't on their formulary. When I approached them a couple of years ago about trying Byetta...they refused telling me that what they were doing for me was the best option for my diabetes. I decided to see an endocrinologist in the Bay Area to get help in controlling my diabetes. He put me on Byetta...and I am see fabulous results. I am struggling to pay for my Byetta and want to get Kaiser to pay for it. How do I go about this? Is it even possible? I'm frustrated.
Comment by mybloodissweet on September 29, 2011 at 5:33am
I started taking 10mcg one week aphter (ephs don't work today) :) I started Byetta. It is weird, but I am accepting the nausea because it makes me pheel that the Byetta is working. I have lost 15lbs since July 2011 and my bs is doing good. My bs is better when I add walking to my routine. I only eat 3 small meals a day...and supplement with metphormin.
Comment by LisaB on September 28, 2011 at 11:38pm
Hello Everyone,
My name is Lisa and I'm new to the forum,
I have been on Byetta 5micrograms for two weeks now and it has lowered my blood sugars slightly from an average 10.6 to 8.9 I also don't seem to be having the side effects of the feeling sick or appetite suppression, In fact I've gained 4lbs!
I am due an increase to 10 micrograms in 2 weeks and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this, and if so, did the 10micrograms work better?
Comment by Peppy on May 14, 2011 at 6:47am
Doug, thank you very much for this advice! I will call some free clinics.
Comment by Doug on May 14, 2011 at 6:18am
Please be careful, it is a federal crime to resell your prescription drugs. You could go to jail. I would call around and find a clinic or medical center that offers help to the needy and see if they can accept the byetta from you, this my be illegal as well, but if they can accept it you can write it off as a charitable donation.
 

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