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

12 Time Saving Tips for Busy Parents

These everyday shortcuts will help you make time for the things you want to do 
Time Savings Tips for Busy Parents

Laundry, cooking, carpooling—your days are filled to the brim with stuff you’ve got to get done. Luckily, these handy tips will help you streamline your routine and help you find time for the things that make you smile.

1. Choose outfits ahead of time.

Avoid the trying-on-clothes morning madness. Before the week begins, help your child pick out an outfit for each day and place the clothes (and shoes) in an accessible basket or bin. This saves time in the morning and also short-circuits potential arguments about what to wear. You may even start choosing your own outfits in advance, too!

2. Buy it when you see it.

Don’t run to the store every time your child gets a party invite. Instead, stock up on one-size-fits-all kid presents whenever you spot a sale. Keep your treasures on a designated shelf so there’s always something ready to wrap and give.

3. Don't just sit there during commercials.

If you can’t record your favorite shows and then fast-forward through the ads, hit the mute button during the breaks and use that time to sort mail or catch up on magazines

4. Stop competing with other parents.

Who says the cookies you send to the preschool bake sale need to be from scratch? There’s a reason grocery stores sell refrigerated dough. Want to reduce cleanup time? Line pans and cookie tins with aluminum foil or parchment paper when you bake.

5. Streamline your mail system.

Don’t let paper pile up on the kitchen counter, and try not to touch mail more than twice. Instead, put all flyers and catalogs you’re never going to look at in the recycling bin. As you receive monthly bills, throw away the outer envelopes and place in a to-be-paid folder. Same goes for email: answer it immediately, then delete or archive.

6. Remember, your home isn't a restaurant.

Forget asking your kids what they want to eat. As they’re debating ham and cheese versus PB&J, you could’ve already packed their lunch boxes and sent them out the door. As for dinner, don’t even think about making different foods for each member of the family. Kids can eat what the grown-ups are served—or opt for a bowl of cereal.

7. Ask the babysitter to pitch in.

See if your nanny or sitter is willing to help fold laundry, straighten the toy shelves or clean up dishes once the kids are asleep.

8. Join the carpool.

Sure, it’s tough to entrust your little one to someone else’s minivan. But if you don’t share the driving with friends, you’ll end up in your car all day carting your child to school, sports and other activities. (And just think of the money you’ll save on gas!)

9. Be smart about comparison shopping.

Sure, every penny counts, but when you’re running from store to store to get the best price on a bag of potatoes, the gas alone isn’t worth it. Save money the old-fashioned way—clip coupons and make just one trip.

10. Break the news: there is no laundry fairy.

Even a 3-year-old can master a simple sorting system. Set up a couple of baskets—one for whites, another for colors—in your child’s room. Also, teach kids that clothes can usually be worn more than once before they need to be washed. This doesn’t dawn on most of them until they go away to college and start doing their own laundry.

11. Plan for leftovers

If you're taking the time to whip up dinner, double or triple the recipe and freeze it. You'll get two or three meals in the time it took you to make one.

12. Don't be a slave to the changing table

It seemed so necessary when you bought it, but that changing table isn't the only place you can do diaper duty. Keep a couple changing pads and a few clean diapers stashed throughout your house to avoid running back and forth to the nursery.

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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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