I just read an article about using a diabetic medicine to lose weight. It is called exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon) according to a Danish researchers report. I found it on www.everydayhealth.com Jan10,2012. This medicine is used for Type 2 diabetes and is injectable, but it is not an insulin. Weight loss and lower cholesterol levels are side effects of this drug, and in diabetics, can lower blood pressure.
The drug is being studied to treat obesity in non diabetics. In the study it said that non diabetics lost more weight, but the drug shouldn't be used alone to lose weight.
I was wondering if anyone has used this drug and if they lost weight. I am a type 1 and have always used insulin, so I have never heard of this drug.
Thanks for any info as I'm all for weight loss.
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