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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Byetta, diaTribe, and Me

April 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

The question that my readers ask most often is, “How are you doing on Byetta now?” The last time I addressed this question was August 16 in “My Byetta Progress Report.”

At that time I had lost 68 pounds since starting on Byetta in March 2006. My A1C had dropped a bit from 6.8 to 6.4. [Read more →]

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Reaching out with Byetta

March 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The people who make and market Byetta are finally beginning to reach out to us. Some of my friends wonder why they waited so long. [Read more →]

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Why Byetta Fails

November 1st, 2006 · 5 Comments

John Dodson is the poster boy for the Byetta revolution. The New York Times featured and photographed him in perhaps the most influential article ever about Byetta, Alex Berenson’s “A Ray of Hope for Diabetics,” in its March 2 issue. [Read more →]

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Back When Byetta Began

October 6th, 2006 · No Comments

Science is too big for one person working alone in a laboratory. It’s “a group effort,” as even the most recent winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Andrew Z. Fire, said this week. [Read more →]

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Byetta is Back

August 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Whenever I wrote about my success with Byetta lately, I felt guilty. Byetta has made it possible for me to lose a lot of weight and to control my blood glucose. [Read more →]

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My Byetta Progress Report

August 16th, 2006 · 2 Comments

The pounds keep coming off.

In my previous progress report here about my weight loss on Byetta I was just getting started. In my first month and one-half of taking this new medicine for diabetes I wrote that I had lost 22 pounds. [Read more →]

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Controlling Nausea on Byetta

August 8th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Before Byetta became available, most of the so-called experts thought that its biggest problem would be that it has to be taken by injection. But for almost all users it’s no problem, probably because it is much less painful than the fingersticks to test our blood glucose. [Read more →]

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Byetta’s Distant Relatives

June 27th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Byetta and the long-acting release (LAR) formulation of that diabetes medication got most of the attention at the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association just concluded in Washington. [Read more →]

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Byetta and Its Cousins

June 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Byetta was the star of the show at the just concluded 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Washington. HealthCentral.com made it possible for me to attend this huge convention and report on it here. [Read more →]

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Byetta and Paralyzed Stomach

June 9th, 2006 · 3 Comments

When you take Byetta, your stomach empties slower. That’s a good thing, because it helps you lose weight and reduce your blood glucose levels. [Read more →]

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Posted in: Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Medication

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