Non-insulin injectable medications include Byetta and Symlin. These drugs stimulate insulin production and help the person feel full by delaying emptying of the stomach.
One thing that always makes me wince is a news story about some new oral diabetes drug that the reporter says promises to free people with diabetes from “painful insulin injections.” When I was a child, immunizations were painful. They were injected into a muscle, and after getting booster shots, my arm would ache for a day or two. The…