Under FDA Consideration

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-03-30 12:19:06 -0500
Started 2014-03-27 00:11:36 -0500

For type 2 diabetes, how about a shot that’s just once a week?
article here: http://goo.gl/vO5JZN

12 replies

JaredLahti 2014-03-27 13:56:41 -0500 Report

It's funny that the article doesn't mention the one that is on the market. It mentioned byetta as that is injected twice a day and Victoza which is once a day

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-27 13:19:39 -0500 Report

It would be worth a try if the FDA approves it in this decade.

jayabee52 2014-03-27 13:24:18 -0500 Report

I would worry if the FDA approves it too soon! Their track record is not good when rushing medications to approval.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-27 13:29:17 -0500 Report

I wouldn't worry about it at all because sooner or later it will get approved.

jayabee52 2014-03-27 16:28:40 -0500 Report

JJ What I do worry about is FDA not doing its due diligence and allowing the company who is trying to get the appoval for their med to control the studies used to base the approval on the med. That had happened so many times in the past and it has come back to bite the consumers and the Pharma co in the keister.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-27 21:48:44 -0500 Report

I understand your concern but a lot of things bite the consumer. Look at all the cars, food, toys, clothing and furniture that is recalled each year.

I simply do not worry about things I don't control. Even with every thing you are worrying about the medication is not going to come with any guarantees. Some will be able to take it, some won't. Some may get sick and it could cause death for some. It happens all the time and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do about it. Medications get recalled or pulled off the market. The only sinus medication I could use was discontinued. I have not had any that worked as well as Tavis-D since it was taken off the market. I was upset but there was nothing I could do about it. This is why I do not worry about anything I cannot control.

JaredLahti 2014-03-27 06:05:08 -0500 Report

There is one. It's called bydureon. It's similar to byetta. I've been on it for like a year.

jayabee52 2014-03-27 12:37:27 -0500 Report

Howdy Jared! You took the words right out of my keyboard!

One question occurred to me when waiting for that article to come up: Since you only take it once a week, how has that once a week schedule affected all your other things you do to manage your diabetes?

JaredLahti 2014-03-27 12:46:24 -0500 Report

Well I also take kombiglize once a day. But my a1c has been in the 5.3 range for the last year so i am not having to test all the time. I test in the morning and those have been running in the 70s. As for during the day I eat smaller meals and eat protein at every meal and focus on vegetables in the afternoon so I'm not eating a bunch of junk or getting too hungry.

Bydureon is an extended release medication though so it leaves a nice little bump where it is injected for about two weeks as it is released fully into the body. I like it cause I only use one needle a week vs 14 with byetta.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-27 01:43:58 -0500 Report

Thanks for the article Haloeboy. That would be nice. I don't like shots, too bad it isn't pill form. Oh wait, I don't like pills either LOL. I'm still praying for a cure. This does sound like it would be good. Only once a week and weight loss too. Maybe I could do that, I need to lose at least 20 more lbs.

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