I love byetta its brilliant I feel very good, I have the energy levels I had when I was 30 and I’m 44 now. My blood sugar is much better controlled I’ve been more in range in the last month than I have in the last 2 years.
This year has been both good and bad I had a heart attack in july and I just had to have a second stent put in a week ago on wednesday another artery 99% blocked. If I hadn’t gone to get checked out at the hospital I think heart attack number 2 would have occurred.
The plus side has been byetta it controls my diabetes and gives me the energy i used to have when I was younger . As I already would be dead without modern medicine I see every day as a bonus. As controlling diabetes is critical to keeping my heart in decent shape byetta is essential to my well being.
Strangely enough byetta never makes me sick, sometimes I feel a bit hypo but when I check i’m usually about 5.x or 90 ish (european diabetic i use mmols/L ) I just got out of hospital and last thing I want is to go blind or get limbs amputated and that happens to poorly controlled diabetics.
Heart attacks go hand in hand with diabetes and now the statistics are that 50% of people who survive heart attack number 1 die in 6 - 8 years and thats of the 7 out of 10 who made it to hospital and were successfully treated.
The second stent in my heart is down to diabetes, I sincerely believe that byetta is the best treatment for type 2 diabetics like myself and will keep me alive and relatively healthy.
The risks are pretty low, if it doesn’t work for you then I hope you find something else but for me its been the only positive since I was diagnosed 2 years ago.
byetta isn’t a killer its a life saver, certainly works for me. I might be living on borrowed time but i intend to make the most of it.