Byetta is for type 2 diabetes. It helps your pancreas produce insulin more effectively. Byetta is not insulin and should not be taken instead of insulin. A pre-measured dose comes in a pen that you use to inject the medication.
If you are afraid of needles, you are not alone. More people have what is called needle phobia than have diabetes. At least 10 percent of us have needle phobia, according to Dr. James Hamilton’s ground-breaking article, “Needle Phobia: A Neglected Diagnosis, in the Journal of Family Practice". About 7 percent of Americans have diabetes,…