The website and the video that came with the starter kit the doctor gave me say I can eat immediately after the shot, or up to an hour after it. I have read comments from quite a few people saying that they eat right after the injection. However my doctor insits that this is not a good idea at all. He says, he dosen't care what the website or the video says. My doctor says that since the Byetta is injected under the skin, not intravenous
ly, it's effects are not immediate. Therefore he says that I should wait 15 minutes after my injection before eating "to give the byetta's effects a chance to kick in". Makes sense to me, particularly for the appetite suppressing
quality it's supposed to have. I can't believe that would happen instantly after taking the shot. Yet I still see many who say they eat right afterward, so not sure who is right.