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Used along with diet and exercise for adults with type 2 diabetes who are not at goal with metformin

Get Organized in 5, 15, or 30 Minutes

No need for marathon organizing—just a few minutes here and there can take your family home from chaotic to clutter free
Get Organized in 5, 15, or 30 minutes

If your home is looking, well, a little less than spick-and-span, you may blame it on not having enough time for the type of marathon cleaning sessions you imagine are essential to an organized house. And sure—if we all had four hours to clean twice a week, our houses would probably look great most of the time. But if your cleaning sessions only arrive in blocks of a few minutes, don't delay—you can accomplish plenty in the time it takes for your coffee to brew in the morning.

If you only have 5 minutes
  • Clear out the spice rack. 
    Toss anything that's discolored, lost its scent or flavor, or is more than one year old. Keep a permanent marker handy to date spices.
  • Set up automatic bill pay.
    When a monthly expense arrives, find the company website where you can sign in and designate the payment option. Once the amount is scheduled, you no longer have to think about it.
  • Set up an inbox and outbox on your desk.
    Everything that needs attention goes on top in the inbox. Put what you want to hold onto in the outbox for filing and recycle the rest. Pro tip: wait until the outbox is full before filing.
  • Neaten the hall closet.
    Designate a single small bin for family gloves and mittens, one for hats and another for scarves. If you have an additional five minutes, hang outerwear according to type and length—shorter casual jackets on one side and longer dressy styles on the other—so they're easy to find. Check that a few extra hangers are on hand for company.
  • Do a quickie clothes-closet makeover.
    Face all hangers in the same direction to reduce wardrobe search time, and group like items together. It's easier to find your favorite shirt if you know it's hanging with the rest of your button-downs.
If you have 15 minutes
  • Stop junk mail and unwanted catalogs.
    Register online with the Direct Marketing Association.
  • Straighten up a shelf.
    Remove everything, dust it and put its contents in groups or pairings, weeding out as you go. This technique works everywhere, from bookshelves in the family room to dishes and glassware in the kitchen.
  • Spiff up the laundry room.
    Consolidate half-empty bottles and wipe away any drips. Mount a storage rack over the washing machine.
  • Pick up a room.
    Set aside a bin or basket to corral stray stuff. Put misplaced items into the bin and store in a closet or out-of-the-way spot. Later, carry the container room to room and put things back in their proper places. This also means you can have an in-house lost and found where family members will know to look for missing belongings.
  • Stage a pantry mini-makeover.
    Arrange cans of similar items together for easy access. Next, transfer rice and pastas from boxes and bags into labeled clear plastic containers so you can quickly assess when you need to stock up.
  • Use the shredder.
    Place a file or tub near your desk—or under a table where you open mail—for papers containing personal information, like a Social Security number or birth date. Wait until it's full, then shred. Set a timer for 15 minutes. If you tackle this task in short increments, it won't be as tedious.
  • Round up recipes.
    Gather clippings and favorite printouts in a binder, and organize by category (appetizers, desserts) with tabbed dividers. Or snap photos of recipes and upload to a folder on your computer along with web pages for dishes you find online.
If you have 30 minutes
  • Plan a weekly menu and grocery list. 
    Give yourself extra time if you like to pore over cookbooks and online recipes. Flag any recipes you plan to try that week.
  • Tidy up the garage.
    Reduce clutter by getting items off the floor. Hang bicycles from hooks, and stow basketballs, bats and other sports equipment in wire ball bins. Do the same with gardening gear and tools like rakes and shovels.
  • Organize your jewelry box.
    Spread out everything on a flat surface. Set aside pieces that you no longer want, to give away or donate. Sort what's left according to type—bracelets in one compartment, necklaces in another.
  • Get rid of half your closet.
    Quickly flip through each garment and pull out anything ill-fitting or that you haven't worn in a year. Toss rejects into shopping bags for future donation. Arrange the rest by category and further sort by season and color. Pro tip: your closet will look neater if you use one type of hanger.

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BYDUREON BCise may cause serious side effects, including:

  • POSSIBLE THYROID TUMORS, INCLUDING CANCER Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In animal studies, BYDUREON and medicines that work like it caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if BYDUREON BCise will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people
  • Do not use BYDUREON BCise if you or any of your family members have ever had MTC or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
  • Do not use BYDUREON BCise if you have a history of low blood platelet count from using exenatide medicines (drug-induced thrombocytopenia)
  • Do not use BYDUREON BCise if you have had an allergic reaction to exenatide or any of the other ingredients in BYDUREON BCise
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) Stop using BYDUREON BCise and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use BYDUREON BCise with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Tell your healthcare provider if you take other diabetes medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider about managing low blood sugar. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, hunger, weakness, or feeling jittery
  • Kidney problems Tell your healthcare provider if you have or had kidney problems. In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration), which may cause kidney problems to get worse or kidney failure
  • Stomach problems Tell your healthcare provider if you have severe stomach problems, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food. Other medicines like BYDUREON BCise may cause severe stomach problems. It is not known if BYDUREON BCise causes or worsens stomach problems
  • Low blood platelet count BYDUREON BCise may cause the number of platelets in your blood to be reduced. When your platelet count is too low, your body cannot form blood clots. You could have serious bleeding that could lead to death. Stop using BYDUREON BCise and call your healthcare provider right away if you have unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Serious allergic reactions Stop using BYDUREON BCise and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing
  • Injection-site reactions Serious injection-site reactions, with or without bumps (nodules), have happened in some people who use BYDUREON BCise. Some of these injection-site reactions have required surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have any symptoms of injection-site reactions, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, or a dark scab
  • Gallbladder problems have happened in some people who take BYDUREON or other medicines like it. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get symptoms of gallbladder problems including pain in the right or middle upper stomach area, nausea and vomiting, fever, or your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow

The most common side effects with BYDUREON BCise may include a bump at the injection site and/or nausea. Nausea is most common when you first start using BYDUREON BCise, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine.

Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, as taking them with BYDUREON BCise may affect how each medicine works.

Before using BYDUREON BCise, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant or nurse. BYDUREON BCise may harm your unborn baby.


  • BYDUREON BCise is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise
  • BYDUREON BCise is not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
  • BYDUREON BCise is not for people with type 1 diabetes
  • Do not use BYDUREON, BYDUREON BCise, BYETTA or other medicines containing exenatide together
  • It is not known if BYDUREON BCise can be used in people with a history of pancreatitis 

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