Bydureon -- any type 2s on it?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:00 PM
Anyone tried it here? Please give me your impressions, especially if you've already tried Byetta or Victoza
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:18 PM
I'm going to ask my Doc about it tomorrow, I'm a T2 on Byetta
As to Byetta.. worked wonders for me, no side effects ( some initial weight loss). I'm just getting a little tired of 2x/day injections. The once a week route sounds good to me
Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:29 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:07 PM
What dose of Bydureon are you on, if you don't mind my asking? I'm going to try and get an RX for it soon, even though I'm type 1
Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:14 PM
The study will becoming to an end soon, I will not be getting a prescription to Bydureon for one, is the high cost, my insurance will not cover it. Also they need to get a better delivery system, which they do not have yet.
Once piece of advice if you do get on it, remove the syringe and medication an half hour before mixing, leave it warm up to room temp. This will reduce the sting allot. I also load the syringe, then shot it back into the medication bottle a few times mixing the medication up better. I then leave the bubbles rise to the top of the syringe before injecting it.
I personally would stay on Victoza, smaller needle, zero or close to no sting, and you have better results.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:15 AM
I'm now on my 5th week of Bydureon, and my results are better than any other medication I've tried. I have fasting blood glucose numbers in the low 100's, and my range during the day post-prandial is High 80's - 120. Metformin didn't touch these numbers.
I also eat a ketogenic HFLC diet and exercise 3-4 days a week with isometric strength train training, walking, and biking. I put a lot of effort in to staying healthy, but I feel like this medication is really supporting my efforts!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:13 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:17 AM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:15 AM
Many people find it to be very helpful.
Like any medication, be aware of any potential side effects ... but if it works for you, then that is a very important consideration.
Note that the reports of cancer associated with Byduron/Byetta come from rat-studies only. The way GLP works in rats is actually biochemically different to the way it works in Humans. Rats are actually a lousy comparitor for Diabetes medications and diet studies, because they metabolise fats and carbs significantly differently to humans ...
(a lot of the "anti-fat" studies were done in rats, because fat is toxic to rats!!!)
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