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Drug: Byetta (Exenatide)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 22, 2012. 1 Reply

I am interested to know if anyone is on this drug. My specialist put me on it because I have poor glucose control even using insulin and metformin. I took it for a month and it felt like a toxin in…Continue

 

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Dec 23, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Meryl
"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
Dec 23, 2012
Marie B left a comment for Meryl
"hi Meryl, welcome to the community!"
Dec 22, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Meryl's discussion 'Drug: Byetta (Exenatide)'
"I was on Byetta for about a year. I considered the risks low. As you note, a small number of patients had pancreatitis and it was associated with previous bouts of pancreatitis. But the number of adverse reports was actually quite small given the…"
Dec 22, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Meryl
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Meryl! This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
Dec 21, 2012
Meryl posted a discussion

Drug: Byetta (Exenatide)

I am interested to know if anyone is on this drug. My specialist put me on it because I have poor glucose control even using insulin and metformin. I took it for a month and it felt like a toxin in my body. I then read about the warnings on line where a number of people have been admitted to hospital, there are numerous law suits, a proven link to pancreatitis and at least six deaths. They say the benefits outway the risks with this drug but as a dose of pancreatitis in my 20's may have been…See More
Dec 21, 2012
Meryl commented on Megan S's blog post 'Communal Food'
"It doesn't sound like your diabetes is too severe, so for one day why can't you just eat the turkey/meat and vegetables (except potato) and a little custard and fruit. You can take up to 5 tablets of your Metformin for the day, take your…"
Dec 21, 2012
Meryl is now a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes
Dec 21, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Support and blood sugar control with less weight gain.
Date diagnosed
July 20, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
130
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://www.waimarama-international.co.nz
Tell us more about you (optional)
Natural Healer that posibly received damage to pancreas as a student nurse and pesticide poisoning at 28yrs old rather than pancreatic exhaustion due to high sugar diet. Not officially diagnosed until 48yrs old with increasing weight gain this last year once on insulin. REALLY want to turn this around.

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At 4:57am on December 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 9:17am on December 22, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Meryl, welcome to the community!

At 3:32am on December 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 10:34pm on December 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Meryl!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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