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BYETTA was the first US Food and Drug Administration approved glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist in the United States for use in adult patients for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How BYETTA Works

After you eat a meal, your blood sugar level goes up. When your body senses this rise in blood sugar, BYETTA® injection helps enhance your body's ability to realse its own insulin. When your body senses your blood sugar has come down, the release of insulin slows.

BYETTA helps work with your body in multiple ways:

The four ways in which BYETTA works
When your body senses a rise in blood sugar,
BYETTA helps enhance your body’s ability to
release its own insulin

BYETTA is not insulin and should not be taken instead of insulin, but it can be used with insulin glargine (Lantus®), a long-acting insulin.

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