There are several members here that have been or are still on byetta and I'm sure they will respond, but during the weekend sometimes posts slow down. So, you'll be able to get some answers to those questions here if you wait a bit. I would like to say, though, that you cannot depend on diet pills for losing weight and expect that your weight would stay down. You have to make a commitment to yourself to follow a diet and do regular exercise, and this would be lifelong. This is for both the diabetes and your health in general. Being overweight adds to the difficulty in controlling diabetes. and both diabetes and excess weight contributes to heart disease and other ailments. I'm not yelling at you, just trying to make a point! If you read through the past topics here on the diabetes forum here that talk about
diet and food, you'll get some valuable suggestions about
what to eat and how to cook the food that will not cause your blood sugar to rise dangerously. Most of us here follow a low-carb diet, no white rice, potatoes, cereals, food made with sugar or flour. Of course, you must test your blood sugar a few times a day because you're on medication so you know you're not too
low and you know what foods may cause spikes. There are folks here taking all different meds or combinations of them as well as some (like me) who are controlling the blood sugar with diet and exercise, so each of us may find foods that are ok for us to eat. Not everyone can eat beans, for example, or oatmeal, yet others can eat them with no problem in blood sugar spikes. I'm surprised your doctor hasn't referred you to a nutritionist. (On the other hand, the nutritionist might give you the diet by the ADA which probably none of us here follow.) The other important fact in controlling blood sugar is exercise. If you can walk, then walk for your exercise. Sports, any kind of training, anything that gets you moving. What have your blood sugar readings been? Fasting? Postpradial?
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds