I am going to be my own guinea pig and try Byetta 30 mcgs/24 hours. My rationale: I am morbidly obese so taking a growth hormone like insulin is counterproductive to say the least. Byetta definitely assists in appetite control which means I eat less and that in and of itself helps with blood sugar. I have never had lows on Byetta but have had some severe hypoglycemia with insulin and other oral agents which cause reactive eating. My schedule is extremely variable and Byetta does not require the timing that other meds do in relation to eating. 60 minutes before food consumption is all the timing required. My average blood sugar at outset of this experiment is 300. I'd be happy if I could initially get blood sugar below 150 at all times - that wouldn't be the end goal, but it would be a heck of a start. There will probably be some of you who think I am nuts to try this, but I am at end of rope with meds that just make the problem worse and ignore the reality of my situation: I overeat and eat about every two hours around the clock.
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