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New (HUGE) Injection 'Bydureon 2ml' S/E

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by jonnny, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. jonnny

    jonnny Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi there I am just wondering if anyone else is using this injection and has side effects like I am having?

    I have T2 diabetes and had it for around a year now, it's taken me around 9 months to get my blood readings down from mid 20s to 8 or 9 and now this new injection is doing its job but it's giving me lots of unpleasant side effects. It has done since the beginning but I've been trying to just cope with it since its doing a good job keeping my levels stable

    Medication I am currently taking

    Lantus insulin 28units daily
    Bydureon once a week injection
    4 gliclazide daily (2 with breakfast & 2 with dinner)

    Side effects in having are

    Constant Diahorea(if that's how you spell it)
    Farting a LOT....!
    Lots of bad acid in my stomach which when I burp makes me want to throw up, also gives me really bad breath
    Tiredness


    Thanks for reading
     
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  3. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    @jonnny

    Hello Jonnny and welcome to the forum :) Here is the information we give to new members and I hope you will find it useful. Any more questions just go ahead and ask and someone will be able to help.


    BASIC INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS

    Diabetes is the general term to describe people who have blood that is sweeter than normal. A number of different types of diabetes exist.

    A diagnosis of diabetes tends to be a big shock for most of us. It’s far from the end of the world though and on this forum you’ll find over 150,000 people who are demonstrating this.

    On the forum we have found that with the number of new people being diagnosed with diabetes each day, sometimes the NHS is not being able to give all the advice it would perhaps like to deliver - particularly with regards to people with type 2 diabetes.

    The role of carbohydrate

    Carbohydrates are a factor in diabetes because they ultimately break down into sugar (glucose) within our blood. We then need enough insulin to either convert the blood sugar into energy for our body, or to store the blood sugar as body fat.

    If the amount of carbohydrate we take in is more than our body’s own (or injected) insulin can cope with, then our blood sugar will rise.

    The bad news

    Research indicates that raised blood sugar levels over a period of years can lead to organ damage, commonly referred to as diabetic complications.

    The good news

    People on the forum here have shown that there is plenty of opportunity to keep blood sugar levels from going too high. It’s a daily task but it’s within our reach and it’s well worth the effort.

    Controlling your carbs

    The info below is primarily aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, however, it may also be of benefit for other types of diabetes as well.
    There are two approaches to controlling your carbs:

    • Reduce your carbohydrate intake
    • Choose ‘better’ carbohydrates

    Reduce your carbohydrates

    A large number of people on this forum have chosen to reduce the amount of carbohydrates they eat as they have found this to be an effective way of improving (lowering) their blood sugar levels.

    The carbohydrates which tend to have the most pronounced effect on blood sugar levels tend to be starchy carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, potatoes and similar root vegetables, flour based products (pastry, cakes, biscuits, battered food etc) and certain fruits.

    Choosing better carbohydrates

    Another option is to replace ‘white carbohydrates’ (such as white bread, white rice, white flour etc) with whole grain varieties. The idea behind having whole grain varieties is that the carbohydrates get broken down slower than the white varieties –and these are said to have a lower glycaemic index.
    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/food/diabetes-and-whole-grains.html

    The low glycaemic index diet is often favoured by healthcare professionals but some people with diabetes find that low GI does not help their blood sugar enough and may wish to cut out these foods altogether.

    Read more on carbohydrates and diabetes

    Eating what works for you

    Different people respond differently to different types of food. What works for one person may not work so well for another. The best way to see which foods are working for you is to test your blood sugar with a glucose meter.

    To be able to see what effect a particular type of food or meal has on your blood sugar is to do a test before the meal and then test after the meal. A test 2 hours after the meal gives a good idea of how your body has reacted to the meal.

    The blood sugar ranges recommended by NICE are as follows:

    Blood glucose ranges for type 2 diabetes
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 8.5 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (adults)
    • Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 9 mmol/l
    Blood glucose ranges for type 1 diabetes (children)
    • Before meals: 4 to 8 mmol/l
    • 2 hours after meals: under 10 mmol/l
    However, those that are able to, may wish to keep blood sugar levels below the NICE after meal targets.

    Access to blood glucose test strips

    The NICE guidelines suggest that people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should be offered:

    • structured education to every person and/or their carer at and around the time of diagnosis, with annual reinforcement and review
    • self-monitoring of plasma glucose to a person newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes only as an integral part of his or her self-management education

    Therefore both structured education and self-monitoring of blood glucose should be offered to people with type 2 diabetes. Read more on getting access to bloodglucose testing supplies.

    You may also be interested to read questions to ask at a diabetic clinic

    Note: This post has been edited from Sue/Ken's post to include up to date information.
     
  4. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would go back to your doctor or nurse to discuss those side effects. There may be other meds you could try, and/or changes that could be made to your insulin regime. There are different types of insulin, times of day it's taken, and ways to adjust doses, that may help. A key part of managing T2 diabetes is looking at what you are eating too.
     
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  5. jonnny

    jonnny Type 2 · Newbie

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    Thank you all for the info/advice and links I shall read them when I get home. I've made an appointment to see the nurse & hopefully can discuss changing something to take away these side effects.

    Thanks again
     
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    poohbear7260 · Member

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    Catherinecherub- the link re bydureon doesn't appear to be working, can you help? Thanks
     
  7. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    I use Bydureon and have been on it for 8 months i use the vials which are small and handy.
     
  8. Madame_Duke

    Madame_Duke Type 2 · Member

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    I was wondering how to link with the post. see if you get this responce
     
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