Post Edited By Moderator (Warren) : 6/28/2006 11:20:14 AM (GMT-6)
Ok, Im confused! Are you taking Byetta or Insulin?? Byetta is NOT insulin even though they are both taken by injection!
Ok, lets get straight on our language here. Byetta is NOT insulin, the Byetta pen does NOT contain insulin, it contains "lizard spit" (byetta is made from an extract of the Gila monster venom). Please don't say insulin and Byetta in the same post. Now as to your problem.
1st off, don't take Byetta after you eat if you can help it. Its most effective at doing what it does if you take it BEFORE you eat (it will keep those spikes from going up after you eat). Now as to the drop in BS. Byetta is doing exactly what its supposed to do and a reading in the mid 70's is right where every diabetic should want to be! Please don't eat sugar to bring it back up as it will rise normally and again 70's is a nice normal range for a non diabetic. Now then, 60's is too low and if you are consistently bouncing into the 60's you should have a talk with your doctor and have him back you off to the 5mcg pen insead of trying to mitigate the effect by adding sugar to your diet! Right now, I am using the 10mcg pen and with oral meds my BS consistently drops into the 70's after a meal and thats ok. I would like to be so lucky as to not have to use oral meds and have the same effect.
So watch your numbers and if they consistently drop below 65, have a talk with your doctor and suggest that you are going to low and you should maybe back off to 5mcg.
Wow, makes me glad Im just diabetic! Congratulations to Mark on such a phenomenal recovery and welcome to the Forum
Wow MC has had a whrilwind of a year! It all sounds so happy though. I can see how proud your are of MC, she seems like an incedible lady Ü.
I headed your kind advice and have made several Drs. appts to make sure I do stay healthy..not only for myself but for Mark as well. Thank you for caring Jeannie. And thank you with all my heart for you spending time in prayer for us, Thank you.
LOLOL nonononono Donna!! Take your Blood sugar readings when you get up in the morning. You definately don't want to take them after you've taken any meds, especially the Byetta! The whole idea is to see what you're body is doing overnight in terms of insulin and sugar production. If you take the reading after you've taken your Byetta, the drug will kick in and lower your readings, and of course you will have great numbers. So.....definately take that finger stick before you take any kind of meds in the morning.