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BYETTA

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by Dennis, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. rpoulter

    rpoulter · Member

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  2. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi Mat

    In the light of your irregular meals, you might want to consider asking to go straight on Bydureon. That is the once weekly injection of exenatide instead of Byetta, the twice daily injection. This means that you inject on the same day each week and you are covered for the full week. I found it a lot easier as knowing when to inject for meals at unplanned times is not easy!! As to the DVLA, there are instructions online that indicate when you have to report medical conditions and when you have to report them. You really need to read that or it could possibly have an effect on your insurance if you have an accident and have not reported your situation to DVLA at the correct time.

    Take care

    Doug
     
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    i was on byetta and victosa .....both gave me awful stomach cramps
    ive been on bydureon for six weeks now .... it is much better but still get slight nausea with it
     
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    you can safely take januvia 100mgs tablets with byetta??

    does byetta give you the RUNs like Metformin??


    thanks,
    ken.
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  5. Osidge

    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Not had the runs with Byetta.

    Regards

    Doug
     
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    In a weeks time my diabetic nurse will start me on the daily byetta jabs, any tips?? i had a Metformin phobia, as to the frequent Toilet runs, it ruined my Italian Holiday, just going around rome looking for toilets , not the historic sites!!


    hope i get some replies!!


    thanks,
    ken.
    :)
     
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    i am on Januvia one 100mgs tablet a day, plus Gliclazide 80mgs daily,
    Can byetta be taken with Januvia??
    thanks,
    ken.
     
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    Hi Ken

    As they both do the same thing in different ways I would have thought it would be one or the other - unless your doctor feels that you would benefit by taking both.

    Regards

    Doug
     
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    Does any one know how long does it take for byette to get bs down i am on 5m dose
     
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    I'm worried I'm doing something wrong because apart from some dizziness when I started using it I haven't had any side effects!

    I'm on the 10ml twice daily along with 2000mg of SR Metformin




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    Barbara

    How long have you been using Byetta?

    Mbmdp

    I never had any side effects either but am now on dapagliflozin

    Doug
     
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    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I shouldn't worry - I've been on Byetta for 6 years now and when I first started I felt slightly queasy after injections for the first few days, and nothing more since then. It doesn't affect everyone the same way but the side effects do appear to be more pronounced in women than in men.

    Dennis
     
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    Hi Just started on Byetta tonight my GP never mentioned cost in fact it was her who suggested it hope it works as my blood sugars recently last 6 months have been crazy :)
     
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    Hello All,
    Interesting reading all your experiences with BYETTA. I have just started, and Im looking foward to the lower blood sugars and most of all, the weight loss....
     
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    Been reading this with great interest after my most recent let down, was due for surgery last friday under nerve block but was refused because my bs readings at checkin were 16.1. Pre prandial reading was around 9.8 unfortunately had a late breakfast 11 am of special K, surgery checkin was at 1.30 to say I was not pleased is an understatement, this is the second time this surgery had been cancelled, the first time because my hba1c was 108 now 70. I am just about at my wits end trying to work out what I can and cannot eat to keep things stable, one thing I have found is that carbs blow me right out of the water, I was going to ask to go on insulin (as a last resort) I am on Metformin 500mg 3 times daily and Glibenclamide 5mg once a day. Since my first major heart attack left me with chronic heart failure my exercise regime has all but disappeared and my waist line increased (not good for me) so byetta sounds like a godsend to me, only came across it at the weekend, sorry for the overly long post.
     
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    To all those on larenglutide (Victoza) don't change to Byetta as Victoza is a once a day injection I have been on it for a year now and I have lost 5/1/2 stone was 21 1/2 when I started my habac1 is 5.5 down from 8 .1 sugar levels steady at 5.5 to 6.0 and have been told that my diabetes is going into remission I did not think that was possible and I have not been dieting very hard no crisps alcohol in moderation eat mainly salads each day so working if you keep at it they say you can loose up to 10% of your body weight on it don't give up stick with it
     
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