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7/28/08 8:41 A

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one day at a time we do what we can and it all most always pays off!

YOU CAN DO IT!

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ANNIEBANANIE54 Posts: 35
7/27/08 10:04 P

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Point taken. I am not taking it as a weight loss drug, nor was it prescribed to me as such. Since my previous sincere and diligent efforts at eating correctly and substantial amounts of exercise did not produce the desired results, my doctor felt this would be a good choice for lowering my blood sugar and perhaps contribute to weight loss. I am doing what I can, with a positive, hard-working attitude. It is very frustrating to see no payoff on the scale. I did read today that this is fairly normal, and to hang in there. All the effort plus the meds should contribute eventually to weight loss.

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7/27/08 9:25 P

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I have a comment about byetta itself. This is not a comment directed to any individual specifically just my comments on byetta.

Byetta is a diabetes drug for the treatment of high blood sugar and not a weight loss drug. Byetta is not a weight loss drug. It does have a side effect of being something of an appetite suppressant and in some cases causes severe nausia which can also lead to weight loss. From many forums on byetta that I have participated in I have learned that there are many people who are taking byetta with the goal to loose weight and not to control their diabetes. These people frequently get fixated upon loosing weight and begin to eat in an unhealthy manner.

I take byetta and have not lost any weight because my weight problems are caused by a slow metabolism. I concentrate on exercise and healthy eating at the direction of my endocrinologist in addition to my diabetes medications. If your weight problems are metabolism related and not appetite related then do not expect byetta to help you loose weight. Medication, exercise(especially resistance & strength), and healthy eating in the proper portion sizes are your best guide to controlling your diabetes. Yes diabetes, people with pre-diabetes usually are not on diabetes medications like metformin and byetta. Although if you learn to exercise and eat in a healthy diabetes friendly manner you may be able to get off the medication as you loose weight in a sensible manner.

My advice to Anniebananie54 - concentrate on getting the blood sugar under control instead of loosing weight using a drug as a crutch. Test your blood frequently to learn how you react to various foods, especially at 2 hours after beginning of meal. Eat healthy (visit a dietician to develop a meal plan suited to your weight loss goals, diabetes, and your lifestyle), and exercise. Weight loss requires effort on your part, so keep tracking your food and compare your food tracking to your 2 hour after meal bg tests to see how your body is reacting to various foods. Foods that seem to raise your bg higher than others will also be the ones that tend to cause you not to loose weight. Reduce quantity(portion size) and number of times each week or month that you eat these foods. Eat healthy so that you get all your nutrients.

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ANNIEBANANIE54 Posts: 35
7/27/08 5:06 P

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Hi friends. I am now 13 days on Byetta -- had rapidly lost 4.5 pounds in the first 10 days, now have GAINED 1 pound per day for 3 days, without altering my eating! I am faithfully tracking my food and eating right -- even stepped up the exercising the past week. This is SOOOOO discouraging. Every time something seems to work, it abruptly stops and my body won't cooperate! Anyone else out there experience this? I am trying to hang in there without being too discouraged, but it is so hard.

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