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.
Most diabetes drugs cause us to gain weight. But those in the rather new class of drugs called GLP-1 inhibitors actually lead to weight loss. People with type 2 diabetes take these drugs by injection. Insulin, the drug that people with type 1 have to inject to manage their diabetes, is notorious for leading to weight gain. Clinical trial…