Has anyone tried the new shot for diabetics?

United States
April 9, 2007 5:58pm CST
My mother-in-law eho is a very uncontrolled diabetic just stopped by and said her dcotor wants to try her on a new injection for diabetes. he told her it will help control her blood sugar and cause her to lose 10 to 15 pounds in two weeks without even trying. Has anyone heard of this? Can you tell me if it works? Should my mother-in-law get this shot?
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@pisces24 (147)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
i agree with perrytx, i believe it's byetta that your mom-in-law was talking about. it's an injectable exenatide which is an adjuntive therapy for diabetes mellitus (type 2) patients. there are side-effects that include nausea, vomiting, headache, dyspepsia, diarrhea, etc. it interacts with other oral medications so your mom-in-law should tell her doctor about the other medicines she's taking.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
the doctor who suggested it is her general practitioner and her only doc, so he knows what she's on, but that was still good advice. Thanks!
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I guess you are not very clear what this new shot is? I guess I have never heard of it. Maybe you could elaborate more about this topic?
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I wish I knew more that's why I was looking for help. My mother-in-law is a doll, but she didn't remember the name or any of the important details other than it wasn't insulin. I was hoping someone else might have heard of this...
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Mt mom and my boss both have diabetes and were having problems controlling it. I believe the shot you are talking about is called Vyetta(I'm not sure of the spelling.) It has done miracles for both of them. My mom has lost 32 pounds, and my boss has lost almost 15 and they are both feeling great because this shot has made it easier to control their blood sugar. I think your mother in law should try it, I have heard from several diabetics that this shot has done incredible things fort hem, and I've witnessed it in my own family.