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Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
9/5/2012 9:17:25 PM

Reviewer: perseverance, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this medication for eight weeks with blood sugars now higher than before I started taking this drug. Each injection site continues to have a lump or node that is not disappearing. Each new injection swelled to about the size of my hand and began itching. I have had two bouts of extreme nausea and vomiting which I first attributed to the flu, but now have realized it was probably a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
9/1/2012 12:19:13 AM

Reviewer: Babs53, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Blood sugar is stable, but my A1c was at 5.6 when I started using this 2 months ago. My Dr. Just wants it lower. I have just lost 50 lbs, and Dr. said this would help with weight and lower A1c, too. Maybe, but I have lumps everywhere I have injected the drug, and they itch. One has turned into a bad sore. AND, MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT! No! I'm not kidding. Nothing else has changed in my di ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
8/18/2012 10:58:33 PM

Reviewer: Peepg, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on Bydureon for about 4 weeks. My numbers are gradually coming down into the mid 150's. The Doctor (and the Bydureon studies) say that max effectiveness or steady-state occurs around 6 weeks. Side effects are the nodes in my stomach that also itch sometimes (the itching is gradually going away as well. Some nausea.

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
8/15/2012 1:08:19 PM

Reviewer: nettygirlhoutx, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been taking this med for 8 weeks, and have experienced swelling and itching at the injection site. I have had stomach upset while taking this med. I have not see any beneficial reduction of my blood sugars and not have not benefited from any weight loss. Appetite has not changed. I had better results with Byetta and will ask my dr at next visit to go back to Byetta.

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
7/30/2012 10:15:32 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I took my 6th dose of Bydureon yesterday. My blood sugars are perfect! The majority of my sugars have been in the 90 to 130 range EVEN AFTER MEALS. I was taking 50 units of Lantis @ night and using Humalog to cover as needed. I am now down to 15 units of Lantis and will probably continue to reduce this slowly. I have not had any bumps or redness or itching. I have had nausea and diminished a ... Show Full Comment

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