Well after 17 months I now understand what lannieg was saying when I first inquired about forum members with byetta. I look at the site from time to time, but I find my A1C have really improved and because I am maintaining a good exercise routine and still eating fairly well I am still keeping the weight off. To date I am still only on the 5mcg Byetta pen and I will not change until the LAR formula comes out later this year.
Since I started taking Byetta in March of 2009 my A1Cs have been as follows:
5/18/2009 6.4, 8/13/2009 5.8, 6.0 on 11/18/2009, 6.4 on 1/23/2010, 6.1 on 5/09/2010 and 5.7 on 8/10/2010
Control can be had, but it comes with a price. The most important thing I can suggest to anyone is taking the time to find out what foods effect your blood glucose the most. Once you do that it is really important to watch carbs and choose healthy snacks. Exercise rounds out an amazing transformation, especially if you put in the effort. I just wanted to share my story.