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How can I avoid an upset stomach when taking Byetta?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
Byetta, nationwide, makes a lot of folks very sick to their stomachs when they first start it. We’ve had very little trouble at our clinic and I think it’s our approach. We spend a lot of time emphasizing how you are not going to need to eat as much as you used to. We’ll make you buy smaller plates. Eat tiny servings, wait, assess whether or not you are still hungry, then eat more if indicated.

Some people with type 2 diabetes find they only eat 10% of what they used to. But they feel full, energetic, and happy (so in reality they were overeating by 90%). The drug doesn’t really cause you to lose weight. It causes you to eat what you need, and that’s what causes the weight loss. The trick to succeeding with Byetta is to truly tune in to what your body is telling you.
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