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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.

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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…

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Gretchen Becker, Health Guide, commented on The Most Effective Treatment for Type 2? Martin, Are you referring to the Accord study? That showed that tight control…

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David Mendosa, Health Guide, commented on Pros and Cons of Injectable Diabetes… Dear Kandi, I am so sorry! Pancreatic cancer is a risk of Victoza but it…

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Jim Morton, Community Member, commented on Do Injections Hurt? I hate needles. That said, I inject daily with Victoza into the belly. I dropped from A1C of 9 to…

11/30/14

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Teri Robert, Health Guide, commented on Newer Diabetes Meds Are Making My Life… cahos,   Diabetes is often a progressive disease, and I hope I…

11/10/14

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