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This seems to have a limited scope even for Type 2s. In many/most diabetics, the pancreas is already running as fast as possible so this can't help.

Lovely if more time spent on prevention, however, there is no profit in that and that is what drives drug companies. Not very impressed that the company was sent back twice by the FDA for more study. Rush to market is never a good sign



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1/29/12 2:16 A

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No intention of any experiment on me



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I did read that too Patti, I know it is not for me but some others might benefit from it.

I also wish we could spend the money on more education and get the fructose out of our food, enough sweet is as much as we need without adding High Fructose too.

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Well, I wouldn't be standing in line for it anyway. I have thyroid disease (autoimmune Hashimotos thyroiditis -- but no hx of thyroid cancer, but I'm not going to test the waters on that one.)

I have to say I agree that I'm glad there's research going on, but wish it was more in the pro-active vein . . . finding ways to prevent it!

I really appreciate your sharing this information. Maybe down the road it will do some good for those able to utilize it.


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I think I'll stay with my current regime...eating the right healthy foods, exercise and just enough meds to keep the sugars down.


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i don't know if the potential side effects risk would be worth it... and have they demonstrated whether or not this speeds the death of the insulin producing cells in the pancreas? not yet... i think i would feel like a guinea pig with this med...




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Does not sound good to me. The pancreas is already worn out from trying to keep up with too much carb. Making it produce more insulin will just finish it off! What do you think?

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I'm pretty much with Kathy on this...no way am I going near it. Glad they are doing research on diabetes, but I'm not getting in line to try it!



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Sounds good for the right people...

... A mere 5 units of Byetta put me in the ER with glucose levels in the 30's and falling--and eating glucose didn't work because it had paralyzed my stomach muscles so the glucose couldn't get to where I could absorb it! It took some powerful stuff called Regulan IV to keep me from total meltdown. I was told there could be convulsions, coma... yikes.

There's no way I'd go anywhere near this new stuff... Just how that is, y'know?

I wish they'd spend more time researching what CAUSES diabetes instead of spending so much time and money on controlling the symptoms... stimulating the pancreas when it's already in trouble doesn't make much sense to me.

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I found this in SP Health News Today....If this Works then, Gosh This is Great !!!!

Health News



Bydureon Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

A once-weekly injection



FRIDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Bydureon (exenatide extended release), Amylin Pharmaceuticals' long-acting version of the diabetes drug Byetta, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The once-weekly injection will include a label warning that the drug caused certain thyroid tumors in rats, the Dow Jones news service reported. It's not known whether the drug causes such tumors in people, the label warning says. But the drug shouldn't be used by people with a family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma (a form of cancer), the warning continues.

Twice in 2010, the FDA declined approval of Bydureon, requesting additional studies and clinical information, Dow Jones reported.

Bydureon is a "glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor," a class of medications that helps the body produce more insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar.

Amylin is based in San Diego, Calif.



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