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.
A recent meta-analysis has suggested that combining long-acting insulin with a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) agonist may be the “most effective” drug treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning the best blood glucose (BG) control with the fewest side effects. GLP-1 is a hormone secreted by the intestines, and an agonist is a…