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Byetta is a
pharmaceutical drug. It’s used to lower blood sugar in people who have high blood sugar.
It’s primarily used by individuals who have type 2 diabetes. The
drug works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body after meals.
It also decreases the total amount of sugar that is produced by the liver.
Over a long period of time, high blood sugar can cause several issues.
Some of the known issues caused by high blood sugar are diabetic impotence,
heart disease and kidney failure.
The major reason why people take Byetta is because they want to decrease
their risk of developing these issues. Currently, Byetta doesn’t
have any off-label uses. It’s useful to understand that there are
several different types of diabetes.
However, type 2 diabetes is the most common out of the different types.
In many cases, it’s called adult-onset diabetes. It might also be
called noninsulin-dependent diabetes because it usually doesn’t
require insulin treatment.
When a person’s cells don’t respond to insulin as they normally
should, it’s called type 2 diabetes. Since the cells don’t
respond very well, they don’t remove enough sugar from the body,
so people with type 2 diabetes have high levels of blood sugar.
Heart disease, kidney failure, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic impotence
are all problems that can be caused by high blood sugar. Researchers aren’t
fully sure what causes diabetes, but they believe genetics and obesity
each play a role.
Byetta is known as an incretin mimetic, so it actually mimics the actions
carried out by incretin hormones. The drug increases the body’s insulin
response to meals and decreases sugar production in the liver. Another
function of Byetta is slowing the rate at which the stomach empties food.
Most people who’re prescribed Byetta have trouble controlling their
blood sugar and have type 2 diabetes. All diabetes treatments are meant
to lower blood sugar levels enough to prevent serious health complications.
Every single diabetes treatment starts with lifestyle changes, and Byetta
is frequently prescribed as part of a larger treatment regimen for diabetes.
In many cases, people can use lifestyle changes to manage their diabetes,
but if these changes aren’t enough, a drug like Byetta might be
If you or a loved one has developed pancreatic cancer from taking Byetta,
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Byetta Lawsuit. Call (800) 349-0000 now.