Thank you, Julia, for setting this back on course. And thank you, Ruth, for asking what puzzled me, too. I was beginning to think that byetta was being prescribed for weight loss and/or allowing a diabetic to eat candy. One of the first of many learning experiences when I was told I was "pre-diabetic" was to follow a healthy diet that included lots of fresh vegetables (and so on which I'm sure I don't need to go into again!). I've lost 20 lbs since January because I changed my diet and am exercising every day and now with good lab results, I'm encouraged to KOKO. (keep on keepin' on - or did I really need to explain that here?) :)
Ramsour, if you follow a better diet and get more active like exercising or at least taking a 15 minute (or longer) walk everyday, you may have better blood sugar numbers. Has your doctor arranged for any meetings with a dietician? You should also read back through many of these topics on the forum and find out what has been working for others with type 2. The more informed you are about diabetes, the better chance you'll have controlling it because at this point, it might be able to be controlled without using meds. What have your blood sugar levels been? How often do you test your blood sugar levels?
Wow, Ramsour, you've dropped your numbers a lot! Those numbers aren't bad at all! Congratulations! It seems to me you're doing fine with the diet then. Good luck!