I am a type 2 diabetic and have been for 8 years and was gestational with only child. I was put on several drugs and I had very bad reactions to them. Then here came Byetta. I thought ty Jesus I can be helped. My doctor wrote no less than 10 letters to my insurance before they agreed to pay for it. We have private insurance and we pay so much a month for it so I was really wondering if they would agree so was very happy when they did. One year on it and I saw vast improvement and I exercised and watched my diet by changing my eating habits. Well low and behold Jan of 2009 I got a shock when I went to refill it and was told my insurance no longer paid for it. I was very shaken angry and just floored. Why would they take away the only drug I can take and had no problems with it and they can see the results. Well here I am a year later no meds and trying to manage on my own and I do not think I can handle this another day. I have fought going back on insulin for 7 years as I took it during pregnancy and my weight ballooned to over a 100 pounds in 4 short months of taking it. My doctors hospitalized me for 3 weeks to watch and see why and I gained even more weight. The docs said my body was responding to the insulin but there was nothing they could do about the weight gain. I feel like I have no choices left. I wjll do what it takes to keep the old weight off but Why do I pay for something that is no help. Who knows but I will consider all options. I want to keep losing weight and keep off the meds as I never want to weigh 330 again. Anyone else out there any where near my desperation?
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