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.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1990. For several years, I was able to control my glucose levels with lifestyle modifications only. Modifying my diet and increasing my exercise worked quite well. Unfortunately, diabetes is a progressive disease, and managing diabetes with no medications didn't work after several years. Although I…