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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by tobyone, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Lizz

    Lizz · Newbie

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    Hi, I know it is wrong to eat before taking the Byetta drug, but does anyone know how long the gap needs to be between eg having a piece of fruit or yoghurt or similar and then having the Byetta followed by a proper meal. I sometimes work late and don't have an evening meal until 9pm after having lunch at 1pm, thanks
     
  2. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lizz,

    If you have had your fruit or yogurt (or any other snack) at least an hour before you inject for your meal then it shouldn't affect the Byetta. This is why it is recommended that if you take other meds (other than metformin) you should always have them an hour or more before your injection.
     
  3. Jude

    Jude Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Dennis

    Do you know if I should be taking my Lantus for a while whilst starting Byetta? DN told me to half it first night (Tues) then quarter it next night so I also took some last night too. Apart from feeling absolutely terrible my numbers are going up - help please.

    Jude
     
  4. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jude,

    I've answered your question on the "Anyone use Byetta" thread in the Diabetes Discussions forum.
     
  5. Jude

    Jude Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dennis

    Me again - decided to ring my DN - she has said it is up to me whether or not I come off the insulin totally or still take it for a while - I think I am going to take a lower dose over the next week or so at least until I am feeling a little better (am feeling terrible). DN did speak to the Diabetes DR last week and he said I could come straight off it. I know it is very early days (3rd to be exact!) I am just feeling so poorly and morning numbers are up again :(

    Many thanks for all your support. Jude
     
  6. tobyone

    tobyone · Well-Known Member

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    Hi every body just thought I would update you all been on the 10 pen byetta cince sat 9th been up and down more down than up but been to see my DSN this morning and I am down to 135kgs from 145kgs and one more inch off the waste my HBA1C is 5.8 great my bp is 128 over 76 so I am over the moon and could run a mile or to but I think I wolud break my stick but all the same I feel great :D :D :D
     
  7. Jude

    Jude Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi tobyone

    Congratulations, well done! Am hoping I will be able to report the same in a few weeks!! :lol:

    Jude
     
  8. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Excellent progress tobyone. Stick with it.
    Ken.
     
  9. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done tobyone, that's great news. :)
     
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