Byetta Users Forum


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.

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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

Better than Byetta?

Started by Tony S.. Last reply by sierraflowr Oct 28, 2011. 6 Replies

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 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 Mick48 on February 22, 2014 at 7:24pm
I'm using Byetta for more then a year ezy to start but I ca not see any deferents my diabet is hi not lazing wait I'm on diet by my diatishen
Comment by WillowRythm on February 21, 2014 at 6:06pm
Hi, Im just bout to start Byetta in the next few days, bit nervous bout it, however I hope it will work for me,will keep u all posted:)
Comment by Mick48 on June 30, 2013 at 12:13am
I'm Byetta user for 6Monts now is very hard to fil much cenges I'm on 10 ml too times a day
Comment by Karen on June 25, 2012 at 12:32pm

Newbie here ! So glad to find this site. Diagnosed Sept 2011 with Type 2. Put on 1000mg Metformin. In Dec put on 2000 mg Metformin plus 5 mcg Byetta. Felt better and started losing weight. In April started having serious bathroom issues. Doc said, cut Metformin back to 1000 mg per day and keep taking Byetta. Well, it seems, now I am not losing weight even tho Byetta was prescribed solely for that reason. Anybody having any of these symptoms? Any advice? thanks.

Comment by Brigitte on February 28, 2012 at 7:36am

Doug... I just came across your posts... Curious to know how you are doing!?

Comment by Phill Dill on January 31, 2012 at 11:41am
Great that it is working just be careful as my numbers dropped a great deal with the new combo of meds. I will suggest that you keep some carb tabs with you as each of these have different peak times and there are many little things to learn about an injectable such as where you inject and the reaction time it takes for me this is important as I use different ones everyday.
Comment by Rita on January 31, 2012 at 8:08am

Phil, Thanks so much. I am finding out that I need to check. When I stopped the Metformin and did Leve. 8 units it wasn't keeping my reading below 150. I increased to 10U and down to 130 fasting. I added a Metformin this AM and and going to use Leve 8U with another Metformin in PM. I'll watch this for a few days. I really appreciate your info.

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.


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