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babysitting barb
By babysitting barb Latest Reply 2013-01-09 10:03:16 -0600
Started 2013-01-04 08:12:40 -0600

Went to my first Endo appt yesterday. What an eye opener! So what does everyone know and or think about Victoza? She put me on insulin(my first) for 10 days til I can get the Victoza. Ive heard good things about it but I thought Id check here too. I have lost 16lbs doing Visalus everyday which she was happy about. Let me know your thoughts!


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Lady.Grantham
Lady.Grantham 2013-01-09 10:03:16 -0600 Report

I have taken Victoza for 2 years and then I got seriously ill will pancreatitis … What they don't tell you is that it has this as a side effect !!!! I was in the hospital for 1 week and I tell you the treatment for it is no fun …also leading up to the pancreatitis is no fun either …I was getting so sick I was down to 98lbs cause I couldn't eat anymore and my doc was like but your sugar is good !!! I have a lot of issues now get of of it while you still have a chance !!!!

CJ55
CJ55 2013-01-05 08:56:53 -0600 Report

Good Morning DC.. For the Ron White followers, his show last night was totally awesome!! I have seen all the "Blue Collar Comedy" shows on TV & DVD but first time live. Ron had everyones attention the entire time. He used all new material I had never heard before. The venue was great as well. I think it held around 1500 people. It was totally sold out. Not one bad seat in the place. The venue was .. North Charleston (SC) Performing Arts Center. We laughed the entire time. Well worth seeing. Ha ve a wonderful day DC.. Hugz

CJ55
CJ55 2013-01-04 14:31:15 -0600 Report

Hello Barb.. I was started on Victoza about 5 weeks ago and I love it. I am not getting the nausea like I was when I was taking Byetta. I have lost 15 pds and my sugars are stable and my A1C is down to 5.4 . Good Luck!!!

Nana_anna
Nana_anna 2013-01-07 12:53:55 -0600 Report

That sounds like what I need. But I have high blood pressure. Which they say is not good for.

CJ55
CJ55 2013-01-08 09:03:49 -0600 Report

Good Morning Nana_Anna.. Are you taking Byetta? I was told by my Endo that the Victoza & Byetta were the same except you can only take Victoza 1 time a day. I am very happy with the Victoza. I can take it anytime of the day I want to. With or without food. I hope you have a pleasant day. Hugz

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-01-04 14:33:03 -0600 Report

congrats on your 5.4!

CJ55
CJ55 2013-01-04 15:37:54 -0600 Report

Ty James. Have a great weekend!! Off to charleston SC to see the comedian Ron White tonight.

CJ55
CJ55 2013-01-05 08:59:48 -0600 Report

Good Morning granniesophie, OMGosh… It was quite a show. We never stopped laughing. Well worth seeing. Hugz

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-05 21:02:49 -0600 Report

James Ron White makes George Collins look like a kid playing with comedy. George was funny but Ron has him beat.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-01-04 13:07:46 -0600 Report

Howdy Barb.

There have been a lot of information on Victoza (aka "Lizard spit") on DC. Find everything said about it here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=v...=

If you want to just read the discussions on it you can go to the "filter results" link on the left column and click "discussions" and there are 74 discussions on Victoza according to the count in the column.

James

type1skillset
type1skillset 2013-01-04 22:25:36 -0600 Report

Hi James, just want to let you know that the "lizard spit" is Byetta. Victoza is an analog of human GLP-1. Either way, they both work well. Thanks for summarizing the info in one easy place, it really makes a difference :)