BSC this is what I am finding.
I take my 1.6 dosage around 6.30 am each morning. It gives me a sense of fullness within an hour. I dont always eat right away but my breakfast has literally been cut in half. This feeling of fullness remains with me all day. In fact I sometimes forget to eat. Not good.
I am on 1000 mg a day of Metformin X-R also. My blood sugars are between 82 and 100. If I am naughty and overeat eat a carb the highest I have ever been was 135.
I was not hungry though on Met too. What is weird is that at my dinner time meal I really have to cut back on food intake because I get a whop of fullness. This is the worst period for me. Sometimes I get a little nauseous.
I get no dawn effect anymore on Victoza. My morning numbers are the same as my daytime numbers around 82 fasting.
I did terrible on Byetta. I had too many side effects. Your right about the drug teir too BSC. My co-payment is alot higher right now because its not on the approved list. The pharmacist at the insurance company assured me it would be though by the end of the year.
I am not knowledgeable on the chemical aspects of this medication but to me it does seem to squeeze the pancreas. Right now my A1 -C is running around 5.1 to 5.4. I do the monthly test with the Bayer unit.
I have lost so much weight now I only have two pairs of pants that fit me… I am still struggling with my blood pressure though.
My Dr is very excited about me and is prescribing it to his other patients.