Insulin and Other Injections

Diabetes occurs when your body either doesn't produce any or enough insulin or when a person's cells ignore insulin. Insulin treatment replaces your body's own insulin, restoring the blood sugar levels necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. Here you can learn about the different types of insulin available, insulin side effects, how insulin can help you, and get real insulin reviews from other type 1 and type 2 diabetics.

Insulin and Other Injections Ratings

Latest Diabetic Insulin and Other Injections Reviews


Bydureon Experience

Pros: Once a week injection is great! I'm working towards getting off all insuin and everytime I cut back, Bydureon handles it. It controls my bg very well, even better than Victoza did.

Cons: The needle is huge compared to what I used for my insulin injections. The injector pen is also quite large and I'm not sure how to dispose of it correctly. Mixing seems to be a problem for some, but so far I haven't had any problems with it.

Overall: I am seven weeks into Bydureon and find that I'm liking it more and more. I was on Victoza for 4 mos until my ins made it non-formulary and my cost went up. One of the suggested substitutions was Bydureon. I haven't had any of the side effects that others seem to have struggled with. Not sure if this is because Victoza is a similar drug and I already went though some with it or because my body seems to like Bydureon better. My fbg is under 100 most mornings and daytime nos are very good, Bedtimes also under 100. Haven't had any weight loss from either med, so I guess that's just not happening for me. The first 2 weeks were a roller coaster ride as far as my bg was concerned. My bg would go up after a meal and stay there. I had to up the insulin to 15 units at night. By the third week, Bydureon started to "take root" and now I'm back to 6 units, soon to be 3. I hope this continues to work for me for a long time. BTY, diet is still a key factor in using this drug. It does have its limits and you cannot expect it to do all the work.

By suecsdy



Pros: It worked very well for me as far as controlling my bg. My A1c while taking this was 6.1 The once a day injection is very convenient as I no longer carried around an insulin pen. I did have a few side effects at first...nasty sour stomach and urgent bowels, but they did subside after a few weeks

Cons: Did not lose any weight. My ins made this a non-formulary drug and my cost more than doubled

Overall: I took Victoza for 5 mos. Even though I didn't lose weight, I felt like this was a very good alternative to mdi insulin. Am now taking a different med and so far not liking it I would probably still be taking it if it weren't for the ins. It only gets 4 stars because I didn't lose weight and my bg was slightly better on insulin.

By suecsdy