I want to welcome you to HealingWell. I'm not on Byetta, I'm on Lantus insulin, but I'm sure one of our Byetta users will be along soon to help you.
For myself, I try to fight the good fight for the numbers. When I'm dying for something wonderful I have my 1/2 cup of ice cream on a cone and lick it verrrrry slowly. This way I have my special treat of real food and don't feel deprived. I figure the carb and fat amount against my next meal or snack.
If you don't mind my asking, how long have you been diabetic and what other medications have you used before Byetta? Also, what are you on right now along with the Byetta? What results did you have with your other meds? How are your sugars running? Have you had your nutrition classes?
Your answers to some of these questions will help us help you. Hang in there, girlfriend. We'll get you thru this.
"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross